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Africa: Melon Market Overview 2021

Melon Market Size in Africa

After five years of decline, the African melon market increased by X% to $X in 2020. Overall, consumption saw a slight descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X. from 2010 to 2020, the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.

Melon Production in Africa

In value terms, melon production soared to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The level of production peaked at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, production failed to regain the momentum.

The countries with the highest volumes of melon production in 2020 were Egypt (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Sudan (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production. Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of melon production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Senegal, while melon production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average melon yield amounted to X tonnes per ha in 2020, stabilizing at the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of X tonnes per ha. from 2015 to 2020, the growth of the melon yield remained at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, approx. X ha of melons were harvested in Africa; approximately reflecting the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a mild reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to melon production reached the peak figure at X ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of melon production in 2020 were Egypt (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Sudan (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production. Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal and Mali lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of melon production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Senegal, while melon production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Melon Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2020, overseas shipments of melons decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third consecutive year after two years of growth. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of X tonnes. from 2018 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, melon exports expanded to $X in 2020. Total exports indicated a perceptible increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X. from 2018 to 2020, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

In 2020, Morocco (X tonnes) represented the key exporter of melons, creating X% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Senegal (X tonnes), comprising an X% share of total exports. Tunisia (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes) and South Africa (X tonnes) occupied a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, average annual rates of growth with regard to melon exports from Morocco stood at +X%. At the same time, Senegal (+X%), Tunisia (+X%) and South Africa (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Senegal emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2020. By contrast, Egypt (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Senegal (+X p.p.) and Tunisia (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2007-2020, the share of Morocco (-X p.p.) and Egypt (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. 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.

In Morocco, melon exports expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Senegal (+X% per year) and South Africa (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The melon export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2020, picking up by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2020, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. As a result, export price reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was South Africa ($X per tonne), while Tunisia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Morocco, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Melon Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2020, imports of melons in Africa contracted to X tonnes, which is down by -X% against the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, imports, however, enjoyed a buoyant increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, melon imports fell notably to $X in 2020. In general, imports, however, recorded strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. The level of import peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Libya was the largest importing country with an import of about X tonnes, which reached X% of total imports. South Africa (X tonnes) took a X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Mauritius (X%) and Cabo Verde (X%). Morocco (X tonnes), Botswana (X tonnes), Seychelles (X tonnes), Mali (X tonnes), Namibia (X tonnes), Cote d'Ivoire (X tonnes), Zambia (X tonnes) and Algeria (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Libya was also the fastest-growing in terms of the melons imports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2020. At the same time, Seychelles (+X%), Cote d'Ivoire (+X%), Zambia (+X%), Mauritius (+X%), Mali (+X%), Algeria (+X%), Cabo Verde (+X%), Morocco (+X%) and Botswana (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. South Africa experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Namibia (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2020, the share of Libya and Seychelles increased by +X% and +X% percentage points, while Namibia (-X p.p.) and South Africa (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Libya ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported melons in Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Africa ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Mauritius, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Libya totaled +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Africa (-X% per year) and Mauritius (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the melon import price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Algeria ($X per tonne), while Libya ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Algeria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for melons in Africa?
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Egypt (734K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of melon consumption, accounting for 51% of total volume. Moreover, melon consumption in Egypt exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Morocco (319K tonnes), twofold. Sudan (119K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 8.3% share.
What are the largest producers of melons in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of melon production in 2020 were Egypt (736K tonnes), Morocco (371K tonnes) and Sudan (120K tonnes), with a combined 81% share of total production. These countries were followed by Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal and Mali, which together accounted for a further 14%.
What are the leading exporters of melons in Africa?
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In value terms, Morocco ($71M) remains the largest melon supplier in Africa, comprising 82% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Senegal ($9.5M), with a 11% share of total exports. It was followed by South Africa, with a 2.6% share.
What are the leading importers of melons in Africa?
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In value terms, Libya ($964K) constitutes the largest market for imported melons in Africa, comprising 25% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Africa ($473K), with a 12% share of total imports. It was followed by Mauritius, with a 11% share.
What is the average export price for melons in Africa?
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The melon export price in Africa stood at $1,190 per tonne in 2020, with an increase of 10% 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 $757 per tonne in 2020, dropping by -3.6% against 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:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• 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
• Western Sahara
• Zambia

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 2007–2020
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 2007–2020
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
• Reunion
• 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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2020
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2020
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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