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Japan: Pumpkin Market Overview 2021

Pumpkin Market Size in Japan

The Japanese pumpkin market dropped slightly to $X in 2020, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Overall, consumption saw a perceptible setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Pumpkin consumption peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Pumpkin Production in Japan

In value terms, pumpkin production dropped to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a perceptible downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Pumpkin production peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, production failed to regain the momentum.

The average yield of pumpkin (squash and gourds) in Japan dropped to X tonnes per ha in 2020, leveling off at 2019 figures. Over the period under review, the yield saw a slight decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the yield increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average pumpkin yield hit record highs at X tonnes per ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, the yield failed to regain the momentum. 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 pumpkin (squash and gourds) production in Japan fell slightly to X ha, flattening at the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area saw a mild reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The pumpkin harvested area peaked at X ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Pumpkin Exports

Exports from Japan

In 2020, the amount of pumpkin (squash and gourds) exported from Japan surged to X tonnes, with an increase of X% compared with the year before. Over the period under review, total exports indicated buoyant growth 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 growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Exports peaked in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, pumpkin exports surged to $X in 2020. In general, total exports indicated a strong increase from 2012 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, exports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Hong Kong SAR (X tonnes), South Korea (X tonnes) and Singapore (X tonnes) were the main destinations of pumpkin exports from Japan, together accounting for X% of total exports.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by South Korea, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Hong Kong SAR stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: South Korea (+X% per year) and Singapore (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average pumpkin export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2019, and then declined in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Singapore ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to South Korea ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Singapore, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pumpkin Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2020, the amount of pumpkin (squash and gourds) imported into Japan dropped modestly to X tonnes, falling by -X% on 2019. Over the period under review, imports continue to indicate a pronounced slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, pumpkin imports fell slightly to $X in 2020. Overall, imports continue to indicate a drastic downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, New Zealand (X tonnes) constituted the largest pumpkin supplier to Japan, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, pumpkin imports from New Zealand exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Mexico (X tonnes), twofold.

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from New Zealand amounted to -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Mexico (-X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest pumpkin suppliers to Japan were New Zealand ($X), Mexico ($X) and South Korea ($X), together accounting for X% of total imports.

South Korea recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, among the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced a decline.

Import Prices by Country

The average pumpkin import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, continues to indicate a mild descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the maximum at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Mexico ($X per tonne), while the price for New Zealand ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mexico, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of pumpkin consumption in 2020 were China (8.6M tonnes), India (5.9M tonnes) and Ukraine (1.5M tonnes), with a combined 55% share of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of pumpkin production in 2020 were China (8.6M tonnes), India (5.9M tonnes) and Ukraine (1.5M tonnes), with a combined 55% share of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) to Japan?
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In value terms, New Zealand ($41M), Mexico ($29M) and South Korea ($2M) were the largest pumpkin suppliers to Japan, with a combined 97% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) from Japan?
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In value terms, Hong Kong SAR ($695K) remains the key foreign market for pumpkin exports from Japan, comprising 65% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Korea ($294K), with a 27% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in Japan?
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In 2020, the average pumpkin export price amounted to $1,557 per tonne, which is down by -1.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in Japan?
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In 2020, the average pumpkin import price amounted to $810 per tonne, with an increase of 3.8% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 394 - Pumpkins, squash and gourds

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the pumpkin 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 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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