Hop Market Overview in Ethiopia
In value terms, hop production amounted to $172M in 2010 estimated in export prices. In general, hop production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when production volume increased by 12% y-o-y. Hop production peaked at $176M in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, production failed to regain its momentum.
Average yield of hops in Ethiopia amounted to 1.3 tonne per ha in 2010, flattening at the previous year. Over the period under review, the hop yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of 3.9% against the previous year. Hop yield peaked in 2010 and is expected to retain its 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.
Hop harvested area in Ethiopia stood at 22K ha in 2010, lowering by -9.7% against the previous year. In general, the hop harvested area continues to indicate an abrupt decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with a decrease of -1.7% against the previous year. Hop harvested area peaked at 25K ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.