Fruits and Vegetables Market in Pakistan is expected to register a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period of (2020-2025). Pakistan has a wide range of agro-climatic conditions which is allowing the country to produce a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical fruits and vegetables. According to FAO, Fruits accounts for 9 million tons in 2018. Mangoes with the highest production of 2.3 million metric tons followed by oranges with the production of 1.5 million metric tons. Similarly, vegetable production accounts for 5.4 million tons where 40% of production is only attributed to onions with 2.1 million tons of production followed by tomatoes, carrots, and turnip. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, in 2018 Pakistan exported 768,200 metric tons of fruit worth of USD 415 million.
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Production Analysis of Fruits and Vegetables
According to FAO, Vegetable production increased to 5,45 million tons compared to last year's production of 5.0 million tons in 2017. Vegetables account for 5.5 million tons in 2018 where 40% of production is only attributed to onions with 2.1 million tons of production followed by tomatoes, carrots, and turnip considered as major crops. Vegetable production increased to 5,45 compare to last year's production of 5.0 million tons in 2017. Pakistan has a wide range of agro-climatic conditions which is allowing the country to produce a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical fruits and vegetables. Some of the major fruits and vegetables produced are mangoes, oranges, apples, onions, tomatoes, carrots and watermelons among others. Onions, carrots, and tomatoes together make up around 49% of the gross vegetable production in Pakistan.
Vegetable Import Leads the Market in Terms of Revenue
According to International Trade Centre, Vegetable import dominates the Pakistan market compared to Fruits import and export. Australia, Afghanistan, Russia, Canada and Vietnam are the major exports of Vegetables to Pakistan. Vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, lettuce, chicory, carrots, turnips, cucumbers, gherkins, coconuts are majorly imported in Pakistan. Domestically produced vegetables are insufficient to meet the demand henceforth causing a need for import. Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA) is a trade association providing necessary statistics and reports on the Fruit and Vegetable import and Export for the members in the association. Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, EDF / Horticulture Board, ANF & Customs are some of the members of PFVA.
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