Ginger Market Overview in Asia
In value terms, ginger production shrank slightly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a resilient expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2017 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.
The countries with the highest volumes of ginger production in 2019 were India ( tonnes), China ( tonnes) and Nepal ( tonnes), together accounting for % of total production.
From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of ginger production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by India, while ginger production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2019, the average ginger yield in Asia amounted to tonnes per ha, with an increase of % against 2018 figures. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2017 to 2019, the growth of the ginger 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 2019, the ginger harvested area in Asia was estimated at ha, growing by % on 2018. The total harvested area indicated a tangible increase from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, ginger harvested area increased by +% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to ginger production attained the maximum in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.
The size of the ginger market in Asia contracted to $ in 2019, with a decrease of -% 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). In general, consumption saw strong growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.
From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume in India totaled +%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Nepal (+% per year) and Indonesia (+% per year).
In value terms, India ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Bangladesh ($). It was followed by Indonesia.
In India, the ginger market expanded at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-2019. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: Bangladesh (+% per year) and Indonesia (+% per year).
In 2019, the highest levels of ginger per capita consumption was registered in Nepal ( kg per person), followed by Malaysia ( kg per person), Thailand ( kg per person) and Bangladesh ( kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of ginger was estimated at kg per person.
From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of the ginger per capita consumption in Nepal totaled +%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of per capita consumption growth: Malaysia (+% per year) and Thailand (-% per year).