South Africa Lime Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

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Citrus is the most important agricultural produce in South Africa. South Africa by itself is an agricultural powerhouse, supplying fruits and vegetables, including lemons and limes, to the Middle East as well as other countries in Europe and Asia. Although a fraction of the total citrus production, the country continues to produce lemons at a consistently increasing rate, in line with its increasing exports to countries in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

The production season for lemons is between July and September in South Africa. The different breeds of lemons grown in the region include Eureka, Eureka SL, Lisbon, Limoneira, and Genoa. As of 2015, the acreage used for citrus production was 6,696 hectares.

The consumption of lemons has been declining, as the domestic demand has remained flat because of the sluggish growth of the economy and an increase in financial pressures faced by the consumers.

South Africa imports lemons from Spain, Brazil, Russia and Swaziland as of 2014. Going forward, domestic production is expected to sufficiently cover domestic consumption. However, the share of imported lemons in supermarkets is expected to rise during the forecast period due to the increasing commercial food retail and growing disposable incomes.

The South Africa Lime market report covers the following information –

  • Lime production
  • South Africa consumption
  • South Africa trade (export-import) scenario and statistics
  • Price trend and seasonality of the crop
  • Future outlook of the crop market

Stakeholders who would benefit -

  • Lime growers
  • Enterprises providing agricultural inputs
  • Crop processing companies
  • Crop importers and exporters
  • Investors/research institutions interested in the crop market

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