Cherry Market in the Netherlands
In value terms, cherry production amounted to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production, however, recorded a mild shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the production volume increased by %. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , production failed to regain momentum.
In , the average cherry yield in the Netherlands expanded modestly to kg per ha, picking up by % on the year before. Overall, the yield indicated moderate growth from 2012 to : its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, cherry yield decreased by -% against 2019 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. The cherry yield peaked at kg per ha in 2019; however, from 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 , approx. ha of cherries were harvested in the Netherlands; with a decrease of -% compared with figures. Overall, the harvested area continues to indicate a pronounced downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. The cherry harvested area peaked at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to , the harvested area failed to regain momentum.
The size of the cherry market in the Netherlands surged to $ in , increasing 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, the total consumption indicated a prominent increase from 2012 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, consumption attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.