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Article Publishing Date: Jul 3, 2020

Driven by Rising Demand in Russia and Ukraine, the East-European Cucumber and Gherkin Market to See Solid Growth

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IndexBox has just published a new report: 'Eastern Europe - Cucumbers And Gherkins - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2019, the East European cucumber and gherkin market increased by 9.1% to $4.5B, rising for the third consecutive year after four years of decline. The total consumption indicated notable growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption increased by +26.9% against 2016 indices. 

Consumption by Country 

The countries with the highest volumes of cucumber and gherkin consumption in 2019 were Russia (1.8M tonnes), Ukraine (1M tonnes), and Poland (587K tonnes), with a combined 82% share of total consumption. Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 14%.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cucumber and gherkin consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Bulgaria, while cucumber and gherkin consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Russia ($2.1B), Ukraine ($1.2B), and Poland ($560M) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, together comprising 87% of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of cucumber and gherkin per capita consumption in 2019 were Ukraine (24 kg per person), Belarus (19 kg per person), and Poland (15 kg per person).

Market Forecast to 2030

Driven by increasing demand for cucumber and gherkin in Eastern Europe, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.9% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 5.1M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production in Eastern Europe

In 2019, the production of cucumbers and gherkins increased by 2.8% to 3.8M tonnes, rising for the second year in a row after two years of decline. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 16% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production reached the peak volume at 3.9M tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure. The generally positive trend in terms output was largely conditioned by a slight contraction of the harvested area against a perceptible expansion in the yield figures.

Production by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of cucumber and gherkin production in 2019 were Russia (1.7M tonnes), Ukraine (1M tonnes), and Poland (541K tonnes), with a combined 84% share of total production.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cucumber and gherkin production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Russia, while cucumber and gherkin production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Harvested Area in Eastern Europe

In 2019, the cucumber and gherkin harvested area in Eastern Europe dropped to 131K ha, shrinking by -1.5% on 2018 figures. In general, the harvested area showed a slight shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 3.8% against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of 167K ha. From 2012 to 2019, the growth of the cucumber and gherkin harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Yield in Eastern Europe

In 2019, the average yield of cucumbers and gherkins in Eastern Europe rose modestly to 29 tonnes per ha, increasing by 4.4% compared with 2018. The yield indicated a moderate increase from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +4.1% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, cucumber and gherkin yield increased by +61.1% against 2007 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 12% against the previous year. The level of yield peaked in 2019 and is likely to see further growth in the immediate term.

Imports in Eastern Europe

In 2019, purchases abroad of cucumbers and gherkins increased by 6.5% to 419K tonnes, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.0% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The volume of imports peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, cucumber and gherkin imports fell modestly to $372M (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +4.2% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The level of import peaked at $375M in 2018, and then contracted slightly in the following year.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Russia (123K tonnes), distantly followed by the Czech Republic (77K tonnes), Poland (63K tonnes), Bulgaria (33K tonnes), Ukraine (26K tonnes), Hungary (21K tonnes), Romania (20K tonnes) and Slovakia (19K tonnes) were the main importers of cucumbers and gherkins, together making up 92% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the key importing countries, was attained by Ukraine, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest cucumber and gherkin importing markets in Eastern Europe were Russia ($127M), the Czech Republic ($65M) and Poland ($64M), with a combined 69% share of total imports. Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ukraine lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 21%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the cucumber and gherkin import price in Eastern Europe amounted to $889 per tonne, falling by -6.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 an increase of 29% y-o-y. The level of imports peaked at $983 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Russia ($1,032 per tonne), while Ukraine ($425 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Russia, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• FCL 397 - Cucumbers and gherkins

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cucumber and gherkin market in Eastern Europe. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


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• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Eastern Europe, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Eastern Europe
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Belarus
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2019
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2019
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2019
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2019
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2019
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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