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Driven by Strong Demand in the U.S., Global Lemon and Lime Imports Hit Record Highs

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

In 2019, after six years of growth, there was a decline in the global lemon and lime market, when its value decreased by -5% to $16.5B. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of 15% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the global market attained the maximum level at $17.4B in 2018 and then fell modestly in the following year.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of lemon and lime consumption in 2019 were India (3.2M tonnes), China (2.4M tonnes), and Mexico (1.9M tonnes), with a combined 38% share of global consumption. These countries were followed by Argentina, the U.S., Brazil, Turkey, Spain, Italy, and Iran, which together accounted for a further 35%.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Spain, while lemon and lime consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest lemon and lime markets worldwide were China ($2.2B), India ($1.8B), and Argentina ($1.5B), with a combined 33% share of the global market. These countries were followed by Mexico, Brazil, the U.S., Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Iran, which together accounted for a further 34%.

In 2019, the highest levels of lemon and lime per capita consumption were registered in Argentina (40 kg per person), followed by Mexico (14 kg per person), Spain (10 kg per person) and Turkey (8.25 kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of lemon and lime was estimated at 2.54 kg per person.

Market Forecast 2019-2030

Driven by increasing demand for lemon and lime worldwide, 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 +1.2% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 22M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production

For the seventh consecutive year, the global market recorded growth in the production of lemons and limes, which increased by 2.2% to 20M tonnes in 2019. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 11% y-o-y. Global production peaked in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term. The generally positive trend in terms output was largely conditioned by the slight growth of the harvested area and a relatively flat trend pattern in yield figures.

Production by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of lemon and lime production in 2019 were India (3.2M tonnes), Mexico (2.6M tonnes) and China (2.4M tonnes), together comprising 42% of global production. Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, the U.S., South Africa, Iran, Italy and Egypt lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 43%.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in South Africa, while lemon and lime production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Harvested Area

In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of lemons and limes production worldwide reduced to 1.2M ha, dropping by -6.5% in 2018. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the harvested area increased by 16% against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level of 1.3M ha, and then reduced in the following year.

Yield

The global average lemon and lime yield expanded markedly to 17 tonnes per ha in 2019, growing by 9.3% against the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the average lemon and lime yield attained the peak level in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

Imports

For the fifth year in a row, the global market recorded growth in purchases abroad of lemons and limes, which increased by 3.1% to 3.7M tonnes in 2019. Overall, total imports indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when imports increased by 12% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global imports reached the peak figure in 2019 and are likely to continue growing in years to come. In value terms, lemon and lime imports declined to $3.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. 

Imports by Country

In 2019, the U.S. (793K tonnes), distantly followed by the Netherlands (247K tonnes), Russia (224K tonnes), Germany (212K tonnes), France (198K tonnes) and Iraq (168K tonnes) represented the largest importers of lemons and limes, together committing 50% of total imports. The UK (161K tonnes), Italy (154K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (131K tonnes), Canada (127K tonnes), Poland (125K tonnes) and the United Arab Emirates (80K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports into the U.S. increased at an average annual rate of +5.2% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Iraq (+9.8%), Canada (+6.6%), the Netherlands (+6.5%), Saudi Arabia (+6.4%), the United Arab Emirates (+5.3%), Italy (+4.5%), the UK (+4.3%), France (+4.2%), Germany (+3.5%) and Poland (+1.9%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Iraq emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the world, with a CAGR of +9.8% from 2007-2019. Russia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. 

In value terms, the U.S. ($692M) constitutes the largest market for imported lemons and limes worldwide, comprising 18% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($322M), with a 8.5% share of global imports. It was followed by France, with a 7.7% share.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average lemon and lime import price amounted to $1,022 per tonne, with a decrease of -5.2% against the previous year. Over the last twelve-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.1%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 an increase of 19% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $1,144 per tonne in 2016; however, from 2017 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 Germany ($1,521 per tonne), while Iraq ($446 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• FCL 497 - Lemons and limes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global lemon and lime market. 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.



Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• 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. GLOBAL 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. GLOBAL 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. GLOBAL 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

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
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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