Piper Pepper Market Overview in Central Asia
In value terms, piper pepper production reached $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs in 2018 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
The country with the largest volume of piper pepper production was Tajikistan ( tonnes), accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, piper pepper production in Tajikistan exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Uzbekistan ( tonnes), sevenfold.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in Tajikistan stood at +%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Uzbekistan (+% per year) and Kyrgyzstan (+% per year).
In 2018, the average piper pepper yield in Central Asia expanded rapidly to tonnes per ha, with an increase of % on 2017. In general, the yield recorded a strong increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the piper pepper yield attained the peak level in 2018 and is expected to retain growth in the near future. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2018, the piper pepper harvested area in Central Asia was estimated at ha, approximately equating 2017. In general, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to piper pepper production reached the maximum in 2018 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The revenue of the piper pepper market in Central Asia reduced to $ in 2018, almost unchanged from 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. The level of consumption peaked at $ in 2017, and then shrank modestly in the following year.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of piper pepper consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by Tajikistan, while piper pepper consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Kazakhstan ($), Tajikistan ($) and Uzbekistan ($) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together accounting for % of the total market.
Tajikistan saw the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, among the main consuming countries over the period under review, while piper pepper market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2018, the highest levels of piper pepper per capita consumption was registered in Tajikistan ( kg per persons), followed by Kyrgyzstan ( kg per persons), Kazakhstan ( kg per persons) and Mongolia ( kg per persons), while the world average per capita consumption of piper pepper was estimated at kg per persons.
In Tajikistan, piper pepper per capita consumption expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-2018. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of per capita consumption growth: Kyrgyzstan (+% per year) and Kazakhstan (-% per year).