Plum And Sloe Market Overview in Germany
In value terms, plum and sloe production reduced markedly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $, and then declined dramatically in the following year.
The average yield of plums and sloes in Germany shrank markedly to tonnes per ha in 2019, which is down by -% against 2018 figures. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a noticeable slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. The plum and sloe yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, the 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 2019, the total area harvested in terms of plums and sloes production in Germany reached ha, approximately reflecting the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to plum and sloe production reached the maximum in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.
The value of the plum and sloe market in Germany declined remarkably to $ in 2019, dropping 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 mild downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.