Apple Market Overview in Belgium
In value terms, apple production contracted sharply to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a deep setback. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Apple production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production failed to regain the momentum.
In , the average apple yield in Belgium declined sharply to tonnes per ha, with a decrease of -% compared with the previous year's figure. In general, the yield continues to indicate a noticeable slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha. from 2015 to , the growth of the average apple yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The apple harvested area in Belgium shrank modestly to ha in , with a decrease of -% on 2019 figures. Overall, the harvested area recorded a pronounced setback. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to apple production attained the maximum at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the apple market in Belgium shrank remarkably to $ in , which is down by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. from 2009 to , the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.