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Watermelon Market Size in Africa

In 2020, the African watermelon market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third consecutive year after three years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of consumption peaked in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

Watermelon Production in Africa

In value terms, watermelon production soared to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level in 2020 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

The countries with the highest volumes of watermelon production in 2020 were Algeria (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes) and Senegal (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of watermelon production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Senegal, while watermelon production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average watermelon yield totaled X tonnes per ha in 2020, almost unchanged from 2019 figures. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of yield peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the near future. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the watermelon harvested area in Africa amounted to X ha, increasing by X% compared with 2019. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of harvested area peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of watermelon production in 2020 were Algeria (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes) and Senegal (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of watermelon production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Senegal, while watermelon production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Watermelon Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2020, exports of watermelons in Africa soared to X tonnes, increasing by X% against the previous year's figure. In general, exports continue to indicate a buoyant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The volume of export peaked in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, watermelon exports soared to $X in 2020. Overall, exports continue to indicate prominent growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. The level of export peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

Morocco prevails in watermelon exports structure, finishing at X tonnes, which was near X% of total exports in 2020. It was distantly followed by Senegal (X tonnes), constituting a X% share of total exports. Egypt (X tonnes) and Tunisia (X tonnes) took a little share of total exports.

Morocco was also the fastest-growing in terms of the watermelons exports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2020. At the same time, Senegal (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, Tunisia (-X%) and Egypt (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2020, the share of Morocco increased by +X% percentage points, while Senegal (-X p.p.), Tunisia (-X p.p.) and Egypt (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced.

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

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

Export Prices by Country

The watermelon export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export prices attained the maximum in 2020 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in Morocco ($X per tonne) and Senegal ($X per tonne), while Tunisia ($X per tonne) and Egypt ($X per tonne) were 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 more modest paces of growth.

Watermelon Imports

Imports in Africa

Watermelon imports reduced to X tonnes in 2020, which is down by -X% on 2019. In general, imports, however, enjoyed a prominent increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. The volume of import peaked at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, watermelon imports dropped sharply to $X in 2020. Overall, imports, however, posted a pronounced increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

Mauritania was the main importer of watermelons in Africa, with the volume of imports resulting at X tonnes, which was near X% of total imports in 2020. Libya (X tonnes) took an X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by South Africa (X%). The following importers - Lesotho (X tonnes), Botswana (X tonnes), Swaziland (X tonnes), Mozambique (X tonnes), Tunisia (X tonnes) and Somalia (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, average annual rates of growth with regard to watermelon imports into Mauritania stood at +X%. At the same time, Libya (+X%), Mozambique (+X%), Swaziland (+X%), Somalia (+X%), Tunisia (+X%), Lesotho (+X%) and Botswana (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Libya emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2020. By contrast, South Africa (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Mauritania (+X p.p.), Libya (+X p.p.), Mozambique (+X p.p.), Swaziland (+X p.p.) and Somalia (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total imports from 2007-2020, the share of Botswana (-X p.p.) and South Africa (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest watermelon importing markets in Africa were Mauritania ($X), Libya ($X) and South Africa ($X), together comprising X% of total imports.

In terms of the main importing countries, Libya 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

In 2020, the watermelon import price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, which is down by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price showed a pronounced reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 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 Somalia ($X per tonne), while Mauritania ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for watermelons in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of watermelon consumption in 2020 were Algeria (2.4M tonnes), Egypt (1.6M tonnes) and Senegal (1.3M tonnes), with a combined 69% share of total consumption.
What are the largest producers of watermelons in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of watermelon production in 2020 were Algeria (2.4M tonnes), Egypt (1.6M tonnes) and Senegal (1.3M tonnes), with a combined 67% share of total production.
What are the leading suppliers of watermelons in Africa?
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In value terms, Morocco ($186M) remains the largest watermelon supplier in Africa, comprising 90% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Senegal ($10M), with a 4.9% share of total exports. It was followed by Egypt, with a 2.2% share.
What are the leading importers of watermelons in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest watermelon importing markets in Africa were Mauritania ($1.2M), Libya ($824K) and South Africa ($206K), with a combined 59% share of total imports.
What is the average export price for watermelons in Africa?
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In 2020, the watermelon export price in Africa amounted to $721 per tonne, with an increase of 24% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for watermelons in Africa?
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In 2020, the watermelon import price in Africa amounted to $294 per tonne, with a decrease of -16.3% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 567 - Watermelons

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the watermelon 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
• 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
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Swaziland
• Togo
• Uganda
• 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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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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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 2007–2020
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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