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Pumpkin Market Size in Japan

In 2019, after five years of growth, there was decline in the Japanese pumpkin market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. Over the period under review, consumption saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Pumpkin consumption peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Pumpkin Production in Japan

In value terms, pumpkin production shrank to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2018, and then contracted in the following year.

In 2019, the average pumpkin yield in Japan fell modestly to X tonnes per ha, approximately equating 2018 figures. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average pumpkin yield hit record highs at X tonnes per ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, 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.

The pumpkin harvested area in Japan shrank modestly to X ha in 2019, approximately equating the previous year. Overall, the harvested area showed a mild decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The pumpkin harvested area peaked at X ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Pumpkin Exports

Exports from Japan

Pumpkin exports from Japan reduced remarkably to X tonnes in 2019, waning by -X% compared with the previous year's figure. In general, total exports indicated a slight increase from 2012 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last seven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, pumpkin exports contracted notably to $X in 2019. Overall, total exports indicated pronounced growth from 2012 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last seven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2016 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Hong Kong SAR (X tonnes) was the main destination for pumpkin exports from Japan, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, pumpkin exports to Hong Kong SAR exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Singapore (X tonnes), more than tenfold.

From 2012 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms 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 Taiwan (Chinese) (+X% per year).

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

From 2012 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: Singapore (+X% per year) and Taiwan (Chinese) (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average pumpkin export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, leveling off at the previous year. Over the last seven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the peak figure in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Singapore ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Taiwan (Chinese) ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2019, 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 mixed trend patterns.

Pumpkin Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2019, pumpkin imports into Japan dropped to X tonnes, with a decrease of -X% compared with 2018 figures. In general, imports continue to indicate a noticeable decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, pumpkin imports reduced to $X in 2019. Overall, imports showed a abrupt decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

New Zealand (X tonnes), Mexico (X tonnes) and New Caledonia (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of pumpkin imports to Japan, together accounting for X% of total imports. South Korea lagged somewhat behind, accounting for a further X 2012 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by South Korea, while imports for the other leaders experienced a decline.

In value terms, the largest pumpkin suppliers to Japan were Mexico ($X), New Zealand ($X) and South Korea ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports.

Among the main suppliers, South Korea saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, 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 2019, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, continues to indicate a pronounced shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Mexico ($X per tonne), while the price for New Caledonia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2019, 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 AI 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 2019 were China (8.3M tonnes), India (5.7M tonnes) and Ukraine (1.5M tonnes), together comprising 54% 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 2019 were China (8.3M tonnes), India (5.7M tonnes) and Ukraine (1.5M tonnes), together comprising 55% of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) to Japan?
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In value terms, the largest pumpkin suppliers to Japan were Mexico ($37M), New Zealand ($34M) and South Korea ($1.4M), 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 ($635K) remains the key foreign market for pumpkin exports from Japan, comprising 85% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Singapore ($77K), with a 10% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in Japan?
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In 2019, the average pumpkin export price amounted to $1,726 per tonne, leveling off at the previous year.
What is the average import price for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in Japan?
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The average pumpkin import price stood at $781 per tonne in 2019, rising by 3.7% 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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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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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
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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