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Malaysia: Watermelon Market Overview 2021

Watermelon Market Size in Malaysia

In 2019, the Malaysian watermelon market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the third consecutive year after two years of growth. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated a slight increase from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased 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, consumption decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Watermelon Production in Malaysia

In value terms, watermelon production declined to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, the total production indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased 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, production decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

In 2019, the average yield of watermelons in Malaysia expanded remarkably to X tonnes per ha, growing by X% on the year before. Over the period under review, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the yield increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of X tonnes per ha. From 2009 to 2019, the growth of the average watermelon yield remained at a somewhat 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 harvested area of watermelons in Malaysia shrank to X ha, which is down by -X% compared with the previous year. In general, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the harvested area increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level of X ha. From 2010 to 2019, the growth of the watermelon harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Watermelon Exports

Exports from Malaysia

In 2019, exports of watermelons from Malaysia reduced to X tonnes, falling by -X% against the year before. Overall, exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, watermelon exports fell to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Singapore (X tonnes) was the main destination for watermelon exports from Malaysia, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, watermelon exports to Singapore exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Hong Kong SAR (X tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes), with a X% share.

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

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

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Singapore stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Hong Kong SAR (-X% per year) and the United Arab Emirates (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average watermelon export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, approximately reflecting the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the United Arab Emirates ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Brunei Darussalam ($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.

Watermelon Imports

Imports into Malaysia

In 2019, supplies from abroad of watermelons increased by X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year declining trend. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a pronounced descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, watermelon imports surged to $X in 2019. Overall, imports, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. Imports peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Thailand (X tonnes) constituted the largest watermelon supplier to Malaysia, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, watermelon imports from Thailand exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, China (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Australia (X tonnes), with a X% share.

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

In value terms, Thailand ($X), China ($X) and Australia ($X) appeared to be the largest watermelon suppliers to Malaysia, with a combined X% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Australia recorded 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 2019, the average watermelon import price amounted to $X per tonne, jumping by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price enjoyed a buoyant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Japan, 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 watermelons in the world?
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China (122M tonnes) remains the largest watermelon consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 76% of total volume. It was followed by Turkey (3.8M tonnes), with a 2.4% share of total consumption.
What are the largest producers of watermelons in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of watermelon production was China (122M tonnes), accounting for 75% of total volume. It was followed by Turkey (3.9M tonnes), with a 2.4% share of total production.
What are the leading suppliers of watermelons to Malaysia?
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In value terms, the largest watermelon suppliers to Malaysia were Thailand ($59K), China ($40K) and Australia ($16K), with a combined 79% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of watermelons from Malaysia?
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In value terms, Singapore ($12M) remains the key foreign market for watermelon exports from Malaysia, comprising 64% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Hong Kong SAR ($4.5M), with a 24% share of total exports. It was followed by the United Arab Emirates, with a 6.5% share.
What is the average export price for watermelons in Malaysia?
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In 2019, the average watermelon export price amounted to $352 per tonne, stabilizing at the previous year.
What is the average import price for watermelons in Malaysia?
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The average watermelon import price stood at $534 per tonne in 2019, surging by 30% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 567 - Watermelons

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the watermelon market in Malaysia. 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:
• Malaysia

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Malaysia
• 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
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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 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, 2007–2020
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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