Currant And Gooseberry Market in Ireland
In value terms, currant and gooseberry production fell notably to $ in estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a deep contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. from 2014 to , production growth remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of currants and gooseberries in Ireland totaled tonnes per ha in , stabilizing at 2019 figures. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2012 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. from 2014 to , the growth of the average currant and gooseberry 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 , the harvested area of currants and gooseberries in Ireland shrank notably to ha, which is down by -% on the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a abrupt setback. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to currant and gooseberry production reached the maximum at ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to , the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the currant and gooseberry market in Ireland soared to $ in , surging 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). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a abrupt decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of % year-to-year. Currant and gooseberry consumption peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.