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South Africa: Lemon And Lime Market Overview 2021

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Lemon And Lime Market Size in South Africa

After two years of growth, the South African lemon and lime market decreased by -X% to $X in 2019. Overall, consumption showed a prominent increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $X in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Lemon And Lime Production in South Africa

In value terms, lemon and lime production expanded slightly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2019, the average lemon and lime yield in South Africa was estimated at X tonnes per ha, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The lemon and lime yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

The lemon and lime harvested area in South Africa expanded remarkably to X ha in 2019, increasing by X% against the year before. Overall, the harvested area showed strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lemon and lime production reached the peak figure in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Lemon And Lime Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2019, the amount of lemons and limes exported from South Africa rose remarkably to X tonnes, surging by X% against 2018 figures. Overall, exports saw a prominent increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

In value terms, lemon and lime exports expanded sharply to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports recorded a strong expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

The United Arab Emirates (X tonnes), the Netherlands (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, Hong Kong SAR, Iraq, Italy, Canada, Portugal, Kuwait, Malaysia and Germany lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Iraq (+X% per year), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X), the United Arab Emirates ($X) and Saudi Arabia ($X) were the largest markets for lemon and lime exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Russia, Hong Kong SAR, the UK, Canada, Iraq, Italy, Portugal, Malaysia, Kuwait and Germany, which together accounted for a further X (+X% per year) saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination 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 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export price indicated a mild increase from 2007 to 2019: its price increased 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, lemon and lime export price decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat for the major foreign markets. In 2019, the highest prices were recorded for prices to Canada ($X per tonne) and Hong Kong SAR ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Iraq ($X per tonne) and Kuwait ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, 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 2019, imports of lemons and limes into South Africa soared to X tonnes, growing by X% compared with the year before. In general, imports saw a significant increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2015 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, lemon and lime imports surged to $X in 2019. Overall, imports enjoyed significant growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2015 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2019, the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of lemon and lime to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, lemon and lime imports from the United Arab Emirates exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Swaziland (X tonnes), threefold. Zimbabwe (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from the United Arab Emirates totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Swaziland (X% per year) and Zimbabwe (+X% per year).

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

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from the United Arab Emirates totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Spain (+X% per year) and Brazil (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average lemon and lime import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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 2019 were India (3.5M tonnes), China (2.7M tonnes) and Mexico (1.9M tonnes), together accounting for 40% of global consumption. Argentina, the U.S., Brazil, Turkey, Italy, Iran, Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, Egypt and Colombia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.
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 2019 were India (3.5M tonnes), Mexico (2.7M tonnes) and China (2.7M tonnes), together accounting for 44% of global production. Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Spain, the U.S., South Africa, Iran, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic and Egypt lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 41%.
What are the leading suppliers of lemons and limes to South Africa?
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In value terms, the United Arab Emirates ($490K) constituted the largest supplier of lemon and lime to South Africa, comprising 66% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($140K), with a 19% share of total imports. It was followed by Brazil, with a 7.1% share.
What are the leading importers of lemons and limes from South Africa?
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In value terms, the largest markets for lemon and lime exported from South Africa were the Netherlands ($36M), the United Arab Emirates ($36M) and Saudi Arabia ($31M), with a combined 37% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Russia, Hong Kong SAR, the UK, Canada, Iraq, Italy, Portugal, Malaysia, Kuwait and Germany, which together accounted for a further 51%.
What is the average export price for lemons and limes in South Africa?
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The average lemon and lime export price stood at $804 per tonne in 2019, reducing by -5.2% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for lemons and limes in South Africa?
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The average lemon and lime import price stood at $773 per tonne in 2019, surging by 12% 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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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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