Global Ginger Market Overview
In value terms, ginger production reduced to $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, saw resilient growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Global production peaked at $ in 2017, and then dropped in the following year.
The countries with the highest volumes of ginger production in 2018 were India ( tonnes), China ( tonnes) and Nigeria ( tonnes), with a combined % share of global production. Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Japan, Malaysia, the U.S. and Pakistan lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further %.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of ginger production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Cameroon, while ginger production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The global average ginger yield shrank to tonnes per ha in 2018, waning by -% against 2017 figures. Over the period under review, the yield, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. The global yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2018, the yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2018, approx. ha of ginger were harvested worldwide; surging by % on 2017 figures. Overall, the total harvested area indicated a temperate expansion from 2007 to 2018: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, ginger harvested area decreased by -% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of % year-to-year. The global harvested area peaked at ha in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2018, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The global ginger market value fell to $ in 2018, declining 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, enjoyed a buoyant expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the global market hit record highs at $ in 2017, and then contracted in the following year.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in India amounted to +%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Nigeria (+% per year) and Nepal (+% per year).
In value terms, India ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Nigeria ($). It was followed by Nepal.
In India, the ginger market expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-2018. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: Nigeria (+% per year) and Nepal (+% per year).
In 2018, the highest levels of ginger per capita consumption was registered in Nepal ( kg per person), followed by Cameroon ( kg per person), Nigeria ( kg per person) and Malaysia ( kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of ginger was estimated at kg per person.
In Nepal, ginger per capita consumption increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Cameroon (+% per year) and Nigeria (+% per year).