Online ISSN: 2520-4521 | Print ISSN: 2522-6606
Volume 2 Number 3 March 2018
Analysis on Apple Production and Trade of NepalPages: 18-23
Authors: Sanjay Subedi, Wang Jian, Gao Zhuo
The study was to analyze the fresh apple production and its trade status of Nepal. The fiscal year 2015/16 apple was cultivated in 5,625 hectares with production of 41,011 metric tons. Nepal import 2.8 million metric ton of apples while export was 477 metric tons on average over the 6 fiscal years. The country has great scope in producing apple but these have not been properly explored. This study attempted to analyze the production, trade and consumption and its correlation coefficients. The export and consumption correlation revealed that there was significant negative correlation. Similarly there was a negative correlation between production and import. The consumption trend of apple shows increasing and was consumed fresh and processed product. The results found in this study are an indicative for taking appropriate measures to improve the domestic production and trade status. Hence it was suggested to produce more apples by adopting systematic production and utilizing available resources to become self-sufficient in the apple production.