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Japan: Melon Market Overview 2021

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Melon Market Size in Japan

After three years of growth, the Japanese melon market decreased by -X% to $X in 2019. Overall, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Melon consumption peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Melon Production in Japan

In value terms, melon production dropped to $X in 2019 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 2018 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2019, the average yield of melons in Japan fell modestly to X tonnes per ha, remaining constant against 2018. Over the period under review, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The melon yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 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, approx. X ha of melons were harvested in Japan; shrinking by -X% compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a perceptible contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with a decrease 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 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Melon Exports

Exports from Japan

For the eighth consecutive year, Japan recorded growth in overseas shipments of melons, which increased by X% to X tonnes in 2019. Overall, exports recorded a prominent increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In value terms, melon exports soared to $X in 2019. In general, exports recorded a resilient expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2019 and are likely to continue growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

Hong Kong SAR (X tonnes) was the main destination for melon exports from Japan, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, melon exports to Hong Kong SAR exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Singapore (X tonnes), tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Macao SAR (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to Hong Kong SAR stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Singapore (+X% per year) and Macao SAR (+X% per year).

In value terms, Hong Kong SAR ($X) remains the key foreign market for melon exports from Japan, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Macao SAR ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Singapore, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value to Hong Kong SAR totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Macao SAR (+X% per year) and Singapore (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average melon export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the last twelve years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2018, and then shrank modestly in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Macao SAR ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Taiwan (Chinese) ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Hong Kong SAR, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Melon Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2019, imports of melons into Japan fell rapidly to X tonnes, waning by -X% on the previous year. Over the period under review, imports recorded a pronounced descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, melon imports fell modestly to $X in 2019. Overall, imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X. From 2012 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Mexico (X tonnes) constituted the largest melon supplier to Japan, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, melon imports from Mexico exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the U.S. (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Honduras (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume from Mexico stood at -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the U.S. (-X% per year) and Honduras (+X% per year).

In value terms, Mexico ($X) constituted the largest supplier of melon to Japan, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Honduras ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by the U.S., with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from Mexico totaled -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Honduras (+X% per year) and the U.S. (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average melon import price amounted to $X per tonne, increasing by X% against 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 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2012; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for melons in the world?
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China (27M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of melon consumption, comprising approx. 66% of total volume. Moreover, melon consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Turkey (1.8M tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (1.3M tonnes), with a 3.1% share.
What are the largest producers of melons in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of melon production was China (27M tonnes), comprising approx. 66% of total volume. Moreover, melon production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Turkey (1.8M tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (1.3M tonnes), with a 3.1% share.
What are the leading suppliers of melons to Japan?
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In value terms, Mexico ($11M) constituted the largest supplier of melon to Japan, comprising 43% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Honduras ($3.8M), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by the U.S., with a 14% share.
What are the leading importers of melons from Japan?
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In value terms, Hong Kong SAR ($4.4M) remains the key foreign market for melon exports from Japan, comprising 81% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Macao SAR ($537K), with a 9.8% share of total exports. It was followed by Singapore, with a 5.8% share.
What is the average export price for melons in Japan?
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The average melon export price stood at $1,531 per tonne in 2019, falling by -3.8% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for melons in Japan?
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The average melon import price stood at $1,192 per tonne in 2019, increasing by 20% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 568 - Melons, Cantaloupes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the melon market in Japan. 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:
• Japan

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Japan
• 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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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