Coconuts: Harvested Area, by year
in million hectares
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: 2010 to 2022
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Decline in Global Coconut Harvested Area Over the Past Decade

The global harvested area of coconuts experienced a decrease, dropping from 11.60 million hectares in 2010 to 11.05 million hectares by 2022. This reduction highlights a declining trend in coconut cultivation space over a 12-year period.

Record High and Low in Coconut Harvested Area

The harvested area of coconuts reached its peak at 11.85 million hectares in 2012, marking the highest recorded area within the provided data. Conversely, the lowest area recorded was 11.03 million hectares in 2016, illustrating the fluctuations in coconut cultivation over the years.

Stability in Coconut Harvested Area During Mid-2010s

Between 2017 and 2018, the harvested area of coconuts showed remarkable stability, remaining constant at 11.11 million hectares. This period indicates a temporary halt in the fluctuation trend, suggesting a phase of steadiness in coconut agriculture.

Recent Trends in Coconut Harvested Area

Analyzing the most recent years, a slight yet consistent decline in the harvested area is observed, with a decrease from 11.25 million hectares in 2019 to 11.05 million hectares in 2022. This trend underscores the ongoing reduction in coconut cultivation space in the latest years.

Annual Fluctuations in Harvested Area

Annual fluctuations in the harvested area of coconuts are evident throughout the dataset. Notably, after reaching its peak in 2012, the area underwent variable changes each year, reflecting the dynamic nature of global coconut agriculture and potentially responding to various environmental, economic, or policy factors affecting cultivation.

Long-term Stability Versus Short-term Decline

While the overall dataset from 2010 to 2022 shows a slight downward trend in harvested area, the data also reveals periods of relative stability. For instance, the years 2017 to 2018 saw no change in harvested area, highlighting how short-term stability can occur within a longer-term trend of decline.

Frequently Asked Questions

What were the highest and lowest recorded coconut harvested areas within the provided data?

The peak harvested area was 11.85 million hectares in 2012 and the lowest was 11.03 million hectares in 2016.

Terms and Definitions

Harvested Area refers to the specific land area from which crops have been collected during a specific time period or agricultural season. In context of the article, it would denote the total land area where coconuts have been harvested in a particular year.

Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, a large palm tree species widely distributed across the tropical regions of the world. The coconut has a hard shell lined with edible meat and contains a clear liquid, which is often consumed as a refreshment.

A crop year refers to the period of time it takes for one full growing season of a crop to be completed, from planting to harvest. In the article, "year" would specifically denote the calendar year during which coconuts were harvested.

Crop yield refers to the measure of the amount of crop that was harvested per unit of land area. It is usually quantified in terms of weight (such as kilograms or pounds) per area (such as per square meter or acre).

Cultivation is the act of preparing and using land for the growth of crops. It can include steps like tilling the soil, planting seeds, watering, and fertilizing to ensure optimal growth of the crop.

Farming practices refer to the methods and techniques used in the process of agricultural production. This may include irrigation systems, types of equipment used, harvesting techniques, pest control methods, and more.

Irrigation is the process of supplying water to crops to aid in their growth. This is particularly important in regions where natural rainfall is not sufficient for the optimal growth of crops.
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