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Africa: Plantain Market Overview 2021

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Plantain Market Size in Africa

The African plantain market expanded remarkably to $X in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. Overall, consumption saw a slight increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Plantain Production in Africa

In value terms, plantain production expanded sharply to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

The countries with the highest volumes of plantain production in 2020 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (X tonnes), Cameroon (X tonnes) and Ghana (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of plantain production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Democratic Republic of the Congo, while plantain production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average plantain yield amounted to X tonnes per ha in 2020, approximately reflecting 2019 figures. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2020; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the plantain yield attained the peak level in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the total area harvested in terms of plantains production in Africa expanded to X ha, growing by X% on 2019 figures. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2020; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to plantain production attained the peak figure at X ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of plantain production in 2020 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (X tonnes), Cameroon (X tonnes) and Ghana (X tonnes), together comprising X% of total production.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of plantain production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Democratic Republic of the Congo, while plantain production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Plantain Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2020, exports of plantains in Africa reduced dramatically to X tonnes, waning by -X% compared with 2019 figures. Over the period under review, exports saw a deep slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, plantain exports declined notably to $X in 2020. In general, exports saw a deep reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of export peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

In 2020, Cote d'Ivoire (X tonnes) was the main exporter of plantains, mixing up X% of total exports. South Africa (X tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Uganda (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes), Sudan (X tonnes), Mozambique (X tonnes) and Cameroon (X tonnes). All these countries together took approx. X% share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2020, average annual rates of growth with regard to plantain exports from Cote d'Ivoire stood at +X%. At the same time, Uganda (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Uganda emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2012-2020. By contrast, South Africa (-X%), Sudan (-X%), Cameroon (-X%), Egypt (-X%) and Mozambique (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Cote d'Ivoire (+X p.p.), Uganda (+X p.p.), South Africa (+X p.p.) and Sudan (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2012-2020, the share of Cameroon (-X p.p.), Egypt (-X p.p.) and Mozambique (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics.

In value terms, Cote d'Ivoire ($X), South Africa ($X) and Egypt ($X) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Uganda, Sudan, Cameroon and Mozambique, which together accounted for a further X the main exporting countries, Uganda recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced a decline in the exports figures.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the plantain export price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, waning by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price continues to indicate a mild decline. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the export price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, export prices attained the maximum at $X per tonne in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

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

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Cameroon, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Plantain Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of plantains were imported in Africa; with an increase of X% compared with the previous year's figure. Total imports indicated a mild expansion from 2012 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The volume of import peaked at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, plantain imports dropped rapidly to $X in 2020. In general, imports showed a abrupt decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2016 to 2020, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

Senegal (X tonnes) and Egypt (X tonnes) dominates plantain imports structure, together committing X% of total imports. South Africa (X tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by Mali (X tonnes) and Kenya (X tonnes). All these countries together took approx. X% share of total imports. The following importers - Sudan (X tonnes) and Namibia (X tonnes) - each reached a X% share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Kenya (+X% per year), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in Senegal stood at +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Namibia (-X% per year) and Mali (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the plantain import price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price saw a deep contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the import price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

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

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Namibia, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for plantains in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plantain consumption in 2020 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (5.5M tonnes), Cameroon (5.1M tonnes) and Ghana (5M tonnes), together comprising 56% of total consumption.
What are the largest producers of plantains in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plantain production in 2020 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (5.5M tonnes), Cameroon (5.1M tonnes) and Ghana (5M tonnes), together comprising 56% of total production.
What are the leading exporters of plantains in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest plantain supplying countries in Africa were Cote d'Ivoire ($8.7M), South Africa ($4.6M) and Egypt ($3.2M), together comprising 67% of total exports. These countries were followed by Uganda, Sudan, Cameroon and Mozambique, which together accounted for a further 27%.
What are the leading importers of plantains in Africa?
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In value terms, Senegal ($8.6M) constitutes the largest market for imported plantains in Africa, comprising 48% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia ($1.7M), with a 9.5% share of total imports. It was followed by Mali, with a 8.2% share.
What is the average export price for plantains in Africa?
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In 2020, the plantain export price in Africa amounted to $543 per tonne, waning by -6.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for plantains in Africa?
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The plantain import price in Africa stood at $336 per tonne in 2020, which is down by -30.3% against the previous year.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the plantain 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
• Chad
• Comoros
• Djibouti
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gambia
• Lesotho
• Madagascar
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Réunion
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Somalia
• Swaziland
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Western Sahara
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

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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7. How to outsource production to other countries
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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
• 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 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 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, 2007–2020
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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