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Saudi Arabia: Potato Market Overview 2021

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Potato Market Size in Saudi Arabia

For the eighth year in a row, the Saudi potato market recorded growth in sales value, which increased by X% to $X in 2020. In general, consumption showed a prominent expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Potato consumption peaked in 2020 and is likely to continue growth in the near future.

Potato Production in Saudi Arabia

In value terms, potato production expanded to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a buoyant increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level in 2020 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

The average yield of potatoes in Saudi Arabia stood at X tonnes per ha in 2020, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2019 figures. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The potato yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2015; however, from 2016 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 harvested area of potatoes in Saudi Arabia shrank modestly to X ha, remaining relatively unchanged against the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the harvested area increased by X% y-o-y. The potato harvested area peaked at X ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Potato Exports

Exports from Saudi Arabia

In 2020, exports of potatoes from Saudi Arabia was estimated at X tonnes, therefore, remained relatively stable against the year before. Overall, exports, however, faced a precipitous curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, exports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2011 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, potato exports expanded modestly to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports, however, faced a significant decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The United Arab Emirates (X tonnes), Lebanon (X tonnes) and Qatar (X tonnes) were the main destinations of potato exports from Saudi Arabia, together comprising X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Lebanon, while shipments for the other leaders experienced a decline.

In value terms, the United Arab Emirates ($X), Qatar ($X) and Lebanon ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for potato exported from Saudi Arabia worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports.

Among the main countries of destination, Lebanon saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced a decline.

Export Prices by Country

The average potato export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price saw a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Qatar, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Potato Imports

Imports into Saudi Arabia

In 2020, overseas purchases of potatoes increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. Over the period under review, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Imports peaked in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, potato imports dropped slightly to $X in 2020. Overall, total imports indicated a perceptible increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes) and India (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of potato imports to Saudi Arabia, with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Germany, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) constituted the largest supplier of potato to Saudi Arabia, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by India, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from the Netherlands totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+X% per year) and India (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average potato import price amounted to $X per tonne, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen 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. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Lebanon, 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 potatoes in the world?
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China (189M tonnes) remains the largest potato consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 40% of total volume. Moreover, potato consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (52M tonnes), fourfold. Russia (22M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.6% share.
What are the largest producers of potatoes in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of potato production was China (189M tonnes), accounting for 40% of total volume. Moreover, potato production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (53M tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Russia (22M tonnes), with a 4.6% share.
What are the leading suppliers of potatoes to Saudi Arabia?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($14M) constituted the largest supplier of potato to Saudi Arabia, comprising 39% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($5.8M), with a 17% share of total imports. It was followed by India, with a 10% share.
What are the leading importers of potatoes from Saudi Arabia?
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In value terms, the largest markets for potato exported from Saudi Arabia were the United Arab Emirates ($74K), Qatar ($47K) and Lebanon ($35K), together accounting for 84% of total exports.
What is the average export price for potatoes in Saudi Arabia?
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In 2020, the average potato export price amounted to $1,038 per tonne, rising by 3.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for potatoes in Saudi Arabia?
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The average potato import price stood at $482 per tonne in 2020, reducing by -4.6% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 116 - Potatoes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the potato market in Saudi Arabia. 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:
• Saudi Arabia

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Saudi Arabia
• 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 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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