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Africa: Melon Market Overview 2020

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Melon Market Size in Africa

In 2019, the African melon market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the fourth year in a row after two years of growth. Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a noticeable setback. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X. From 2010 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Melon Production in Africa

In value terms, melon production reduced rapidly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a abrupt contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. The level of production peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

The countries with the highest volumes of melon production in 2019 were Egypt (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Tunisia (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production. Sudan, Cameroon and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of melon production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Sudan, while melon production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In 2019, the average melon yield in Africa fell modestly to X tonnes per ha, remaining stable against 2018. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of X tonnes per ha. From 2015 to 2019, the growth of the melon yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the melon harvested area in Africa reduced slightly to X ha, approximately mirroring 2018 figures. In general, the harvested area continues to indicate a mild reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of harvested area peaked at X ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of melon production in 2019 were Egypt (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Tunisia (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production. Sudan, Cameroon and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of melon production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Sudan, while melon production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Melon Exports

Exports in Africa

After three years of growth, overseas shipments of melons decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2019. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2018, and then reduced sharply in the following year.

In value terms, melon exports dropped significantly to $X in 2019. Total exports indicated a mild expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2018 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Morocco was the largest exporting country with an export of about X tonnes, which recorded X% of total exports. Senegal (X tonnes) held an X% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Egypt (X%). South Africa (X tonnes) occupied a little share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to melon exports from Morocco stood at +X%. At the same time, Senegal (+X%), South Africa (+X%) and Egypt (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Senegal emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. While the share of Morocco (+X p.p.), Senegal (+X p.p.) and South Africa (+X p.p.) increased significantly, the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Morocco ($X) remains the largest melon supplier in Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Senegal ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by South Africa, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Morocco amounted to +X%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Senegal (+X% per year) and South Africa (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the melon export price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, picking up by X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the export price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was South Africa ($X per tonne), while Egypt ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Melon Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2019, the amount of melons imported in Africa rose notably to X tonnes, growing by X% compared with 2018 figures. Total imports indicated moderate growth from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2011 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, melon imports stood at $X in 2019. Total imports indicated buoyant growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2013 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of import peaked in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

Imports by Country

In 2019, South Africa (X tonnes), Mauritania (X tonnes) and Cabo Verde (X tonnes) represented the main importer of melons in Africa, achieving X% of total import. It was distantly followed by Seychelles (X tonnes) and Botswana (X tonnes), together mixing up an X% share of total imports. The following importers - Angola (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes), Namibia (X tonnes), Mauritius (X tonnes), Zambia (X tonnes), Mali (X tonnes) and Algeria (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Seychelles, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest melon importing markets in Africa were Mauritania ($X), Cabo Verde ($X) and South Africa ($X), together accounting for X% of total imports. Seychelles, Algeria, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Morocco, Mauritius, Namibia and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X terms of the main importing countries, Seychelles recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the melon import price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, stabilizing at the previous year. Over the last twelve years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Algeria ($X per tonne), while South Africa ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for melons in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of melon consumption in 2019 were Egypt (687K tonnes), Morocco (433K tonnes) and Tunisia (103K tonnes), together accounting for 84% of total consumption. Sudan, Cameroon and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 12%.
What are the largest producers of melons in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of melon production in 2019 were Egypt (690K tonnes), Morocco (484K tonnes) and Tunisia (103K tonnes), with a combined 85% share of total production. Sudan, Cameroon and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 12%.
What are the leading exporters of melons in Africa?
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In value terms, Morocco ($60M) remains the largest melon supplier in Africa, comprising 78% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Senegal ($8.5M), with a 11% share of total exports. It was followed by South Africa, with a 6.3% share.
What are the leading importers of melons in Africa?
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In value terms, Mauritania ($1.1M), Cabo Verde ($958K) and South Africa ($773K) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 54% share of total imports. Seychelles, Algeria, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Morocco, Mauritius, Namibia and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.
What is the average export price for melons in Africa?
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In 2019, the melon export price in Africa amounted to $1,163 per tonne, rising by 7.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for melons in Africa?
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The melon import price in Africa stood at $974 per tonne in 2019, leveling off at the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 568 - Melons, Cantaloupes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the melon market in Africa. 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.


Country coverage:
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• 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

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
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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