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South Africa: Melon Market Overview 2021

Melon Market Size in South Africa

The South African melon market declined slightly to $X in 2019, falling by -X% against the previous year. In general, consumption continues to indicate a perceptible setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Melon consumption peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Melon Production in South Africa

In value terms, melon production totaled $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a noticeable descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

In 2019, the average melon yield in South Africa fell modestly to X tonnes per ha, almost unchanged from the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. The melon yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 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.

In 2019, approx. X ha of melons were harvested in South Africa; waning by -X% compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a perceptible contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the harvested area increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of X ha. From 2011 to 2019, the growth of the melon harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Melon Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2019, shipments abroad of melons decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after four years of growth. In general, exports, however, recorded a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, melon exports declined significantly to $X in 2019. Overall, exports, however, saw strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X tonnes), the UK (X tonnes) and Namibia (X tonnes) were the main destinations of melon exports from South Africa, with a combined X% share of total exports. Zambia, Mozambique, Swaziland and Italy lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Italy, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value to the UK totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Botswana (+X% per year) and Zambia (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average melon export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, declining by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price continues to indicate a pronounced slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 an increase of X% y-o-y. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the UK ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Italy ($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 UK, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Melon Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2019, melon imports into South Africa amounted to X tonnes, increasing by X% compared with 2018 figures. In general, total imports indicated a measured expansion from 2007 to 2019: its volume 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, imports decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, imports attained the peak of X tonnes. From 2014 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, melon imports shrank to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2010 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

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

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Namibia totaled +X%.

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

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

Import Prices by Country

The average melon import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price saw a perceptible shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 an increase of X% year-to-year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, import prices remained at a lower figure.

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

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for melons in the world?
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China (27M tonnes) remains the largest melon consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 66% of total volume. Moreover, melon consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Turkey (1.8M tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (1.3M tonnes), with a 3.1% share.
What are the largest producers of melons in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of melon production was China (27M tonnes), comprising approx. 66% of total volume. Moreover, melon production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Turkey (1.8M tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (1.3M tonnes), with a 3.1% share.
What are the leading suppliers of melons to South Africa?
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In value terms, Namibia ($773K) constituted the largest supplier of melon to South Africa.
What are the leading importers of melons from South Africa?
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In value terms, the UK ($3.9M) remains the key foreign market for melon exports from South Africa, comprising 80% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Botswana ($335K), with a 6.9% share of total exports. It was followed by Zambia, with a 3.6% share.
What is the average export price for melons in South Africa?
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The average melon export price stood at $1,144 per tonne in 2019, shrinking by -31.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for melons in South Africa?
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In 2019, the average melon import price amounted to $556 per tonne, with a decrease of -14.4% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 568 - Melons, Cantaloupes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the melon 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 2007–2020
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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