Market for Cherry and Sour Cherry in the Czech Republic
In value terms, cherry and sour cherry production shrank to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in with an increase of %. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2015; however, from 2016 to , production remained at a lower figure.
In , the average yield of cherries and sour cherries in the Czech Republic contracted slightly to tons per ha, almost unchanged from . Overall, the yield, however, enjoyed a strong increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tons per ha. From 2019 to , the growth of the average cherry and sour cherry 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.
In , approx. ha of cherries and sour cherries were harvested in the Czech Republic; dropping by -% against the previous year. Overall, the harvested area saw a pronounced slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 when the harvested area increased by %. The cherry and sour cherry harvested area peaked at ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the cherry and sour cherry market in the Czech Republic shrank slightly to $ 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). Overall, consumption enjoyed a remarkable increase. Cherry and sour cherry consumption peaked at $ in , and then fell in the following year.