Market for Cherry and Sour Cherry in the Netherlands
In value terms, cherry and sour cherry production declined modestly to $ in estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2014 to , production growth failed to regain momentum.
In , the average cherry and sour cherry yield in the Netherlands shrank slightly to kg per ha, approximately equating figures. Over the period under review, the yield recorded a slight descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the yield increased by %. Over the period under review, the average cherry and sour cherry yield reached the maximum level at kg per ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to , the yield failed to regain momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the total area harvested in terms of cherries and sour cherries production in the Netherlands was estimated at ha, approximately mirroring the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the harvested area increased by %. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to cherry and sour cherry production attained the maximum at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the cherry and sour cherry market in the Netherlands skyrocketed to $ in , rising 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). Over the period under review, consumption posted a moderate increase. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.