In the following tables and graphs we attempt to present a financial analysis of the income and expenses per 1.000 square meters of aloe vera plantation.
Various expenses: Purchase of aloe plants, fertilizer, irrigation.
Workload: Weeding, leaves harvest, replanting of new plants (offsprings).
The vertical axis shows the yield in € whereas in the horizontal axis the years of cultivation.
The blue line shows the REVENUES in € from the harvest and sale of aloe vera leaves. The green line shows REVENUE from the sale of new plants (offsprings).
The green line in the graph presents the total PROFIT by calculating total revenues and total expenses (revenue minus (-) expense = profit).
The vertical axis shows the yield in kilos of aloe vera leaves per 1.000 square meters. Horizontal axis shows time in years.
The vertical axis shows the number of new plants (offsprings) produced by 1.000 square meters. Bottom axis shows time in years.
The vertical axis shows the total cost of cultivating 1.000 square meters of Aloe Vera. We notice that the initial purchase of the plants is also the biggest cost which is depicted in the first year. While the irrigation and fertilization costs are rather low, the work needed is the second biggest expense for the aloe vera cultivation.
On the vertical axis, the cost of the work-cost is calculated by € 30 per day-wage. As the plantation matures, more work is needed. However, this cost can be avoided if the farmer carries out the work himself. In an economic analysis though, even personal work should be calculated as a real expense.