Sour Cherry Market Overview in Canada
In value terms, sour cherry production skyrocketed to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production enjoyed significant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 with an increase of % year-to-year. Sour cherry production peaked at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of sour cherries in Canada soared to tonnes per ha in 2019, jumping by % on 2018. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate significant growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. The sour cherry yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of sour cherries production in Canada contracted to ha, waning by -% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a noticeable curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. The sour cherry harvested area peaked at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The revenue of the sour cherry market in Canada skyrocketed to $ in 2019, jumping 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). Overall, consumption recorded a significant increase. Sour cherry consumption peaked at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.