Fruit Market in China
In value terms, fruit production stood at $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production continues to indicate a buoyant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2019; however, from to , production remained at a lower figure.
In , the average yield of fruits in China fell slightly to tonnes per ha, therefore, remained relatively stable against . The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of %. Over the period under review, the average fruit yield attained the peak level at tonnes per ha in , and then dropped slightly in the following year. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The fruit harvested area in China was estimated at ha in , approximately reflecting figures. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to fruit production attained the peak figure at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to , the harvested area failed to regain momentum.
The size of the fruit market in China reached $ in , approximately mirroring 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 continues to indicate a remarkable increase. Fruit consumption peaked at $ in 2019; however, from to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.
From 2007 to , the most notable rate of growth in terms of consumption, amongst the key consumed products, was attained by fig (with a CAGR of +%), while consumption for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, apples ($), watermelons ($) and grapes ($) appeared to be the products with the highest levels of market value in , together accounting for % of the total market. These products were followed by tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas, peaches and nectarines, melons, pears and quinces, non-citrus fruits not elsewhere classified, bananas and plantains, plums and sloes, citrus fruits not elsewhere classified, oranges, persimmons, grapefruits, kiwi fruit, pineapples, lemons and limes, mangoes, mangosteens and guavas, avocados, dates, figs, apricots and papayas, which together accounted for a further %.
Among the main consumed products, pineapple, with a CAGR of +%, saw the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while market for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.