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South Africa: Lemon And Lime Market Overview 2021

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Lemon And Lime Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, after three years of growth, there was significant decline in the South African lemon and lime market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. Overall, consumption, however, continues to indicate pronounced growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $X in 2019, and then fell dramatically in the following year.

Lemon And Lime Production in South Africa

In value terms, lemon and lime production surged to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production saw prominent growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In 2020, the average lemon and lime yield in South Africa totaled X tonnes per ha, approximately equating the previous year. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The lemon and lime yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2009; however, from 2010 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 lemons and limes in South Africa rose significantly to X ha, increasing by X% compared with 2019 figures. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a buoyant expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the harvested area increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lemon and lime production reached the maximum in 2020 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Lemon And Lime Exports

Exports from South Africa

For the fourth consecutive year, South Africa recorded growth in shipments abroad of lemons and limes, which increased by X% to X tonnes in 2020. Overall, exports enjoyed a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2020 and are likely to continue growth in the near future.

In value terms, lemon and lime exports expanded modestly to $X in 2020. In general, exports continue to indicate a prominent expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes) and Saudi Arabia (X tonnes) were the main destinations of lemon and lime exports from South Africa, together comprising X% of total exports. Russia, the UK, Iraq, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Hong Kong SAR, Kuwait and Malaysia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Iraq (+X% per year), while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for lemon and lime exported from South Africa were the Netherlands ($X), the United Arab Emirates ($X) and the UK ($X), together comprising X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong SAR, Portugal, Malaysia and Kuwait, which together accounted for a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Iraq (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average lemon and lime export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export price indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to 2020: its price 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, lemon and lime export price decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Canada ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Iraq ($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 Portugal, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Lemon And Lime Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, imports of lemons and limes into South Africa reduced dramatically to X tonnes, falling by -X% compared with the year before. Over the period under review, imports, however, posted a resilient increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, lemon and lime imports fell to $X in 2020. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a buoyant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Swaziland (X tonnes), Brazil (X tonnes) and Spain (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of lemon and lime imports to South Africa, 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 Brazil (+X% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

In value terms, Swaziland ($X) constituted the largest supplier of lemon and lime to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

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

Import Prices by Country

The average lemon and lime import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, rising by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price posted a tangible increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 an increase of X% y-o-y. The import price peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Swaziland ($X per tonne), while the price for Brazil ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Swaziland, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for lemons and limes in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of lemon and lime consumption in 2020 were India (3.6M tonnes), China (2.5M tonnes) and Mexico (2M tonnes), with a combined 39% share of global consumption. Argentina, the U.S., Brazil, Turkey, Italy, Iran, Syrian Arab Republic, Colombia and Sudan lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 36%.
What are the largest producers of lemons and limes in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of lemon and lime production in 2020 were India (3.6M tonnes), Mexico (2.8M tonnes) and China (2.6M tonnes), with a combined 44% share of global production. Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Spain, the U.S., South Africa, Iran, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic and Colombia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 42%.
What are the leading suppliers of lemons and limes to South Africa?
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In value terms, Swaziland ($398K) constituted the largest supplier of lemon and lime to South Africa, comprising 60% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($187K), with a 28% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of lemons and limes from South Africa?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($80M), the United Arab Emirates ($42M) and the UK ($33M) were the largest markets for lemon and lime exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined 41% share of total exports. Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong SAR, Portugal, Malaysia and Kuwait lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 45%.
What is the average export price for lemons and limes in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average lemon and lime export price amounted to $824 per tonne, shrinking by -21.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for lemons and limes in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average lemon and lime import price amounted to $1,296 per tonne, jumping by 50% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 497 - Lemons and limes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the lemon and lime 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. 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
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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 2007–2020
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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