Flax Fiber Market Overview in Kazakhstan
In value terms, flax fiber production stood at $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. In general, production recorded a precipitous curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2018, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of flax fiber in Kazakhstan stood at kg per ha in 2018, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2017 figures. Over the period under review, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2018, the flax fiber harvested area in Kazakhstan stood at ha, leveling off at the previous year. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the flax fiber market in Kazakhstan shrank significantly to $ in 2018, 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). Overall, consumption, however, showed a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2017, and then shrank markedly in the following year.