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South Africa: Eggplant Market Overview 2021

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Eggplant Market Size in South Africa

The South African eggplant market contracted rapidly to $X in 2019, waning by -X% against the previous year. In general, consumption recorded a pronounced setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X, and then reduced remarkably in the following year.

Eggplant Production in South Africa

In value terms, eggplant production dropped remarkably 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 2018 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X, and then shrank dramatically in the following year.

The average yield of eggplants (aubergine) in South Africa totaled X kg per ha in 2019, leveling off at 2018 figures. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, approx. X ha of eggplants (aubergine) were harvested in South Africa; remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern.

Eggplant Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2019, exports of eggplants (aubergine) from South Africa surged to X tonnes, rising by X% on 2018 figures. In general, exports continue to indicate strong growth. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, eggplant exports skyrocketed to $X in 2019. Overall, exports showed a prominent increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X tonnes) was the main destination for eggplant exports from South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, eggplant exports to Botswana exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Netherlands (X tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Canada (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to Botswana stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and Canada (+X% per year).

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) remains the key foreign market for eggplant exports from South Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Botswana ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Russia, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value to the Netherlands stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Botswana (-X% per year) and Russia (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average eggplant export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, falling by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price showed a slight decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne, and then contracted remarkably in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Botswana ($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 the Netherlands, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Eggplant Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2019, the amount of eggplants (aubergine) imported into South Africa shrank to X tonnes, waning by -X% compared with the previous year's figure. In general, imports recorded a drastic downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, eggplant imports dropped to $X in 2019. Overall, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2014 to 2019, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Swaziland (X tonnes) was the main supplier of eggplant to South Africa, accounting for a approx. X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume from Swaziland totaled -X%.

In value terms, Swaziland ($X) constituted the largest supplier of eggplant to South Africa.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Swaziland was relatively modest.

Import Prices by Country

The average eggplant import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, import price indicated a strong expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, eggplant import price increased by +X% against 2009 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

As there is only one major supplying country, the average price level is determined by prices for Swaziland.

From 2007 to 2019, the rate of growth in terms of prices for Swaziland amounted to +X% per year.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for eggplants (aubergine) in the world?
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China (36M tonnes) remains the largest eggplant consuming country worldwide, accounting for 64% of total volume. Moreover, eggplant consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (13M tonnes), threefold.
What are the largest producers of eggplants (aubergine) in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of eggplant production was China (36M tonnes), comprising approx. 64% of total volume. Moreover, eggplant production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (13M tonnes), threefold.
What are the leading suppliers of eggplants (aubergine) to South Africa?
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In value terms, Swaziland ($2.9K) constituted the largest supplier of eggplant to South Africa.
What are the leading importers of eggplants (aubergine) from South Africa?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($177K) remains the key foreign market for eggplant exports from South Africa, comprising 46% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Botswana ($60K), with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by Russia, with a 4.1% share.
What is the average export price for eggplants (aubergine) in South Africa?
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The average eggplant export price stood at $1,728 per tonne in 2019, declining by -24.5% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for eggplants (aubergine) in South Africa?
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The average eggplant import price stood at $1,646 per tonne in 2019, growing by 4.5% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 399 - Eggplants

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the eggplant market in South Africa. 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:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South Africa
• 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 2007–2019
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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