Plum And Sloe Market in the Netherlands
In value terms, plum and sloe production reduced to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2019 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
In , the average plum and sloe yield in the Netherlands was estimated at tons per ha, stabilizing at the previous year's figure. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % against the previous year. The plum and sloe yield peaked in and is likely to see gradual growth in years to come. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the plum and sloe harvested area in the Netherlands contracted modestly to ha, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Overall, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. The plum and sloe harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the plum and sloe 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). Overall, consumption, however, recorded a pronounced setback. Plum and sloe consumption peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.