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Africa: Vegetable Market Overview 2020

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Vegetable Market Size in Africa

In 2019, the African vegetable market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year rising trend. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $X in 2018, and then shrank in the following year.

Vegetable Production in Africa

In value terms, vegetable production shrank sharply to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total production indicated perceptible 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. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of production peaked at $X in 2018, and then declined notably in the following year.

The countries with the highest volumes of vegetable production in 2019 were Egypt (X tonnes), Nigeria (X tonnes) and Algeria (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production. These countries were followed by Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Niger and Cameroon, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of vegetable production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Niger, while vegetable production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average vegetable yield totaled X tonnes per ha in 2019, stabilizing at the previous year. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the vegetable yield reached the maximum level at X tonnes per ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the vegetable harvested area in Africa amounted to X ha, picking up by X% against the previous year. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to vegetable production reached the peak figure in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of vegetable production in 2019 were Egypt (X tonnes), Nigeria (X tonnes) and Algeria (X tonnes), together comprising X% of total production. Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Niger and Cameroon lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Niger, while vegetable production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Vegetable Exports

Exports in Africa

Vegetable exports skyrocketed to X tonnes in 2019, growing by X% against the year before. Total exports indicated a strong expansion 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. As a result, exports reached the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, vegetable exports expanded rapidly to $X in 2019. Total exports indicated a notable increase 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 pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2018 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Egypt (X tonnes) and Morocco (X tonnes) dominates vegetable exports structure, together generating X% of total exports. It was distantly followed by South Africa (X tonnes), comprising a X% share of total exports. The following exporters - Ethiopia (X tonnes), Kenya (X tonnes) and Senegal (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total exports.

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

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

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

Export Prices by Country

The vegetable export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2019, waning by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price continues to indicate a mild decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the export price increased by X% y-o-y. The level of export peaked at $X per tonne in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Kenya ($X per tonne), while Ethiopia ($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 mixed trends in the export price figures.

Vegetable Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2019, approx. X tonnes of vegetables were imported in Africa; surging by X% compared with the year before. 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 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. The volume of import peaked at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, vegetable imports rose sharply to $X in 2019. Overall, imports enjoyed a perceptible increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of vegetable imports in 2019 were Cote d'Ivoire (X tonnes), Senegal (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes), Mauritania (X tonnes), Algeria (X tonnes), Ghana (X tonnes), Mozambique (X tonnes) and Guinea (X tonnes), together resulting at X% of total import. Morocco (X tonnes), Mali (X tonnes), Angola (X tonnes) and Djibouti (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

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

In value terms, Egypt ($X), Algeria ($X) and Senegal ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Guinea, Mali, Angola, Ghana and Djibouti, which together accounted for a further X the main importing countries, Mali saw 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

The vegetable import price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2019, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2011 to 2019, the growth in terms of the import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Algeria ($X per tonne), while Ghana ($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 vegetables in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of vegetable consumption in 2019 were Egypt (20M tonnes), Nigeria (16M tonnes) and Algeria (14M tonnes), together comprising 43% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Ethiopia, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, Tunisia, Niger and Cameroon, which together accounted for a further 37%.
What are the largest producers of vegetables in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of vegetable production in 2019 were Egypt (22M tonnes), Nigeria (16M tonnes) and Algeria (14M tonnes), together comprising 43% of total production. Ethiopia, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Niger and Cameroon lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 38%.
What are the leading suppliers of vegetables in Africa?
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In value terms, Morocco ($1.5B) remains the largest vegetable supplier in Africa, comprising 51% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Egypt ($673M), with a 23% share of total exports. It was followed by Kenya, with a 9% share.
What are the leading importers of vegetables in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest vegetable importing markets in Africa were Egypt ($108M), Algeria ($82M) and Senegal ($64M), together comprising 30% of total imports. These countries were followed by Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Guinea, Mali, Angola, Ghana and Djibouti, which together accounted for a further 32%.
What is the average export price for vegetables in Africa?
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The vegetable export price in Africa stood at $693 per tonne in 2019, which is down by -23.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for vegetables in Africa?
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In 2019, the vegetable import price in Africa amounted to $428 per tonne, waning by -5.8% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 116 - Potatoes
• FCL 388 - Tomatoes, fresh
• FCL 402 - Onions, shallots (green)
• FCL 403 - Onions, dry
• FCL 406 - Garlic
• FCL 407 - Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables
• FCL 393 - Cauliflowers and broccoli
• FCL 372 - Lettuce and chicory
• FCL 426 - Carrot
• FCL 397 - Cucumbers and gherkins
• FCL 417 - Peas, green
• FCL 414 - Beans, green
• FCL 423 - String Beans
• FCL 367 - Asparagus
• FCL 399 - Eggplants
• FCL 401 - Chillies and peppers (green)
• FCL 373 - Spinach
• FCL 260 - Olives
• FCL 394 - Pumpkins, squash and gourds
• FCL 463 - Vegetables, Fresh n.e.s.
• FCL 446 - Green Corn (Maize)
• FCL 430 - Okra
• FCL 394 - Pumpkins, squash and gourds
• FCL 378 - Cassava leaves
• FCL 366 - Artichokes
• FCL 260 - Olives
• FCL 358 - Cabbages
• FCL 449 - Mushrooms
• FCL 366 - Artichokes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the vegetable 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
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan

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. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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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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