Market for Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, and Cranberry in the Netherlands
In value terms, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and cranberry production expanded notably to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production saw a buoyant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2017 to , production growth remained at a lower figure.
In , the average yield of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the Netherlands amounted to tons per ha, surging by % compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, the yield indicated noticeable growth from 2007 to : its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tons per ha. From 2017 to , the growth of the average raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and cranberry yield remained 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 , the harvested area of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the Netherlands rose remarkably to ha, surging by % against the previous year. In general, the harvested area saw a buoyant increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the harvested area increased by %. The raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and cranberry harvested area peaked at ha in 2019; however, from to , the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the market for raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the Netherlands totaled $ in , picking up 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 enjoyed a remarkable increase. Raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and cranberry consumption peaked in and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.