Wool Grease Market Overview in Afghanistan
In value terms, wool grease production rose to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a deep contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
In 2019, the average yield of wool grease in Afghanistan stood at kg per head, remaining stable against the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern.
The number of animals slaughtered for wool grease production in Afghanistan totaled head in 2019, leveling off at 2018 figures. Overall, the number of producing animals saw a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the wool grease market in Afghanistan totaled $ in 2019, growing 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). In general, consumption continues to indicate a perceptible shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of % y-o-y. Wool grease consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.