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Saudi Arabia: Watermelon Market Overview 2021

Watermelon Market Size in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi watermelon market totaled $X in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption posted a buoyant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Watermelon consumption peaked in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

Watermelon Production in Saudi Arabia

In value terms, watermelon production stood at $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Watermelon production peaked in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In 2020, the average yield of watermelons in Saudi Arabia reached X tonnes per ha, stabilizing at the previous year. In general, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The watermelon yield peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in years to come. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

The watermelon harvested area in Saudi Arabia expanded modestly to X ha in 2020, surging by X% on the previous year. In general, the total harvested area indicated a noticeable expansion from 2007 to 2020: its figure 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, watermelon harvested area increased by +X% against 2009 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the harvested area increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to watermelon production reached the peak figure in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

Watermelon Exports

Exports from Saudi Arabia

For the third consecutive year, Saudi Arabia recorded decline in shipments abroad of watermelons, which decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2020. Over the period under review, exports recorded a sharp decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, watermelon exports declined to $X in 2020. Overall, exports showed a sharp decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Bahrain (X tonnes), Kuwait (X tonnes) and Lebanon (X tonnes) were the main destinations of watermelon 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 largest markets for watermelon exported from Saudi Arabia were Kuwait ($X), Bahrain ($X) and Lebanon ($X), together comprising X% of total exports.

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

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average watermelon export price amounted to $X per tonne, remaining stable against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a abrupt decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Kuwait ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Iraq ($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 Kuwait, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Watermelon Imports

Imports into Saudi Arabia

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of watermelons were imported into Saudi Arabia; falling by -X% compared with the year before. Overall, imports, however, enjoyed a strong expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes, and then declined in the following year.

In value terms, watermelon imports rose slightly to $X in 2020. In general, imports, however, posted a resilient increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

Jordan (X tonnes), Egypt (X tonnes) and Lebanon (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of watermelon imports to Saudi Arabia, with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Lebanon, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Egypt ($X), Jordan ($X) and Lebanon ($X) appeared to be the largest watermelon suppliers to Saudi Arabia, together accounting for X% of total imports.

Among the main suppliers, Lebanon (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of 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

The average watermelon import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, picking up by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price continues to indicate a perceptible increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 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 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Egypt ($X per tonne), while the price for Lebanon ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Jordan, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for watermelons in the world?
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China (61M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of watermelon consumption, accounting for 60% of total volume. Moreover, watermelon consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Turkey (3.8M tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (2.9M tonnes), with a 2.8% share.
What are the largest producers of watermelons in the world?
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China (61M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of watermelon production, accounting for 60% of total volume. Moreover, watermelon production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Turkey (3.9M tonnes), more than tenfold. India (2.9M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 2.9% share.
What are the leading suppliers of watermelons to Saudi Arabia?
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In value terms, the largest watermelon suppliers to Saudi Arabia were Egypt ($6.7M), Jordan ($4.9M) and Lebanon ($431K), together comprising 97% of total imports.
What are the leading importers of watermelons from Saudi Arabia?
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In value terms, Kuwait ($48K), Bahrain ($30K) and Lebanon ($26K) appeared to be the largest markets for watermelon exported from Saudi Arabia worldwide, together accounting for 95% of total exports.
What is the average export price for watermelons in Saudi Arabia?
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The average watermelon export price stood at $158 per tonne in 2020, approximately mirroring the previous year.
What is the average import price for watermelons in Saudi Arabia?
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In 2020, the average watermelon import price amounted to $536 per tonne, growing by 9.8% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 567 - Watermelons

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the watermelon 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 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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