The worldwide asparagus area has fallen below 200,000 ha after a peak of 280,000 ha

From 140,000 ha in 1988, world asparagus production crossed the 200,000 ha mark just before the year 2000. It then continued to increase, reaching 280,000 ha between 2006 and 2010 and again in 2020. This recent increase in acreage has destabilised the world market, leading to lower prices and a fall in global asparagus acreage. Currently, asparagus represents 190,000 ha, less than in 1998 and 2016, spread over five large production areas. Furthermore, prices are once again on the rise. Does this signal an end to the crisis? (Click on the map below)
Mon 24/06/2024 by Guy Dubon (source : C. Befve)

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