Peach And Nectarine Market Overview in Africa
In value terms, peach and nectarine production stood at $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. The level of production peaked at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, production remained at a lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of peach and nectarine production in 2018 were Egypt ( tonnes), Algeria ( tonnes) and Morocco ( tonnes), together accounting for % of total production.
From 2007 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Morocco, while peach and nectarine production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2018, the average peach and nectarine yield in Africa shrank notably to tonnes per ha, which is down by -% compared with the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate a abrupt slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha, and then fell rapidly 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.
In 2018, the harvested area of peaches and nectarines in Africa surged to ha, picking up by % on the previous year. Overall, the harvested area recorded a strong increase. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The size of the peach and nectarine market in Africa reduced to $ in 2018, with a decrease of -% 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, consumption, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $, and then shrank in the following year.
From 2007 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Guinea, while peach and nectarine consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Egypt ($), Algeria ($) and South Africa ($) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined % share of the total market. These countries were followed by Morocco, Tunisia, Guinea and Libya, which together accounted for a further %.
Guinea saw the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, in terms of the main consuming countries over the period under review, while peach and nectarine market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2018, the highest levels of peach and nectarine per capita consumption was registered in Tunisia ( kg per person), followed by Algeria ( kg per person), Morocco ( kg per person) and Libya ( kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of peach and nectarine was estimated at kg per person.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of the peach and nectarine per capita consumption in Tunisia was relatively modest. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Algeria (+% per year) and Morocco (+% per year).