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Pumpkin Market Size in South Africa

The South African pumpkin market amounted to $X in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. In general, consumption recorded a tangible expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Pumpkin consumption peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Pumpkin Production in South Africa

In value terms, pumpkin production expanded sharply to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate noticeable growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Pumpkin production peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2020, the average yield of pumpkin (squash and gourds) in South Africa was estimated at X tonnes per ha, increasing by X% compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, the yield, however, saw a pronounced decrease. The pumpkin yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, 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 2020, approx. X ha of pumpkin (squash and gourds) were harvested in South Africa; increasing by X% on 2019. Overall, the total harvested area indicated a pronounced expansion from 2012 to 2020: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, pumpkin harvested area increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to pumpkin production reached the peak figure at X ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Pumpkin Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, shipments abroad of pumpkin (squash and gourds) was finally on the rise to reach X tonnes after two years of decline. In general, exports continue to indicate resilient growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, pumpkin exports dropped notably to $X in 2020. Overall, total exports indicated a prominent increase from 2012 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

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

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume to the UK stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and Botswana (+X% per year).

In value terms, the UK ($X), the Netherlands ($X) and Botswana ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for pumpkin exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X United Arab Emirates (+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

In 2020, the average pumpkin export price amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price recorded a perceptible downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Swaziland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Lesotho, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pumpkin Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, the amount of pumpkin (squash and gourds) imported into South Africa soared to X tonnes, increasing by X% compared with 2019 figures. Overall, imports continue to indicate a resilient increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, pumpkin imports soared to $X in 2020. In general, imports enjoyed a prominent increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Namibia (X tonnes) was the main supplier of pumpkin to South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, pumpkin imports from Namibia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Swaziland (X tonnes), more than tenfold.

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from Namibia amounted to +X%.

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

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from Namibia amounted to +X%.

Import Prices by Country

The average pumpkin import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price saw a pronounced contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2016 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average 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 Swaziland ($X per tonne), while the price for Namibia stood at $X per tonne.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Swaziland.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of pumpkin consumption in 2020 were China (8.6M tonnes), India (5.9M tonnes) and Ukraine (1.5M tonnes), with a combined 55% share of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of pumpkin production in 2020 were China (8.6M tonnes), India (5.9M tonnes) and Ukraine (1.5M tonnes), with a combined 55% share of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) to South Africa?
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In value terms, Namibia ($631K) constituted the largest supplier of pumpkin to South Africa, comprising 82% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Swaziland ($133K), with a 17% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of pumpkin (squash and gourds) from South Africa?
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In value terms, the UK ($5.2M), the Netherlands ($4.3M) and Botswana ($984K) appeared to be the largest markets for pumpkin exported from South Africa worldwide, together accounting for 74% of total exports. Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 20%.
What is the average export price for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average pumpkin export price amounted to $644 per tonne, declining by -24.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for pumpkin (squash and gourds) in South Africa?
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The average pumpkin import price stood at $311 per tonne in 2020, shrinking by -13.6% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 394 - Pumpkins, squash and gourds

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the pumpkin 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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In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
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
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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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