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U.S.: Melon Market Overview 2021

Melon Market Size in the U.S.

In 2020, the U.S. melon market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the fourth year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, consumption continues to indicate a mild contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X. from 2017 to 2020, the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.

Melon Production in the U.S.

In value terms, melon production shrank to $X in 2020. In general, production showed a perceptible slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, production failed to regain the momentum.

In 2020, the average yield of melons in the U.S. fell to X tonnes per ha, approximately reflecting 2019 figures. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average melon yield hit record highs at X tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 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, approx. X ha of melons were harvested in the U.S.; with a decrease of -X% compared with 2019. Overall, the harvested area showed a noticeable shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to melon production reached the maximum at X ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Melon Exports

Exports from the U.S.

In 2020, shipments abroad of melons decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third consecutive year after two years of growth. Overall, exports saw a pronounced setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, melon exports shrank dramatically to $X in 2020. In general, exports recorded a slight reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Canada (X tonnes) was the main destination for melon exports from the U.S., with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, melon exports to Canada exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Mexico (X tonnes), ninefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Canada amounted to -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Mexico (+X% per year) and Japan (-X% per year).

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

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Canada stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Mexico (+X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average melon export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2020, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2019, and then declined slightly in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was South Korea ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Mexico ($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 Japan, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Melon Imports

Imports into the U.S.

In 2020, purchases abroad of melons decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the fourth year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, imports continue to indicate a slight descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, melon imports dropped rapidly to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

Guatemala (X tonnes), Honduras (X tonnes) and Mexico (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of melon imports to the U.S., with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Honduras, while purchases for the other leaders experienced a decline.

In value terms, the largest melon suppliers to the U.S. were Guatemala ($X), Honduras ($X) and Mexico ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports.

Among the main suppliers, Honduras recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average melon import price amounted to $X per tonne, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2020, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2017 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the countries with the highest prices were Honduras ($X per tonne) and Mexico ($X per tonne), while the price for Costa Rica ($X per tonne) and Guatemala ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Honduras, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for melons in the world?
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China (14M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of melon consumption, comprising approx. 49% of total volume. Moreover, melon consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Turkey (1.8M tonnes), eightfold. India (1.3M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.7% share.
What are the largest producers of melons in the world?
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China (14M tonnes) remains the largest melon producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 49% of total volume. Moreover, melon production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Turkey (1.8M tonnes), eightfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by India (1.3M tonnes), with a 4.7% share.
What are the leading suppliers of melons to the U.S.?
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In value terms, the largest melon suppliers to the U.S. were Guatemala ($151M), Honduras ($91M) and Mexico ($60M), with a combined 94% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of melons from the U.S.?
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In value terms, Canada ($81M) remains the key foreign market for melon exports from the U.S., comprising 80% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico ($5.7M), with a 5.6% share of total exports. It was followed by South Korea, with a 5.4% share.
What is the average export price for melons in the U.S.?
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In 2020, the average melon export price amounted to $714 per tonne, declining by -1.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for melons in the U.S.?
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In 2020, the average melon import price amounted to $624 per tonne, reducing by -4.2% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 568 - Melons, Cantaloupes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the melon market in the U.S.. 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:
• USA

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• 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 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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