Another record year for South Africa’s citrus exports 

Photo: Eurofresh Distribution South Africa’s 2021 citrus exports are expected to set another record, driven largely by late  mandarins. The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) estimates 158.7 million […]
Tue 30/03/2021
Photo: Eurofresh Distribution

South Africa’s 2021 citrus exports are expected to set another record, driven largely by late  mandarins. The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) estimates 158.7 million cartons will be shipped in 2021, compared to 146 million in 2020  and  130 million in 2019,  meaning a 22% export growth in just  two years.

Eswatini and  Zimbabwe combined have  also increased their export figures from  3.9 million cartons in 2020, to an estimated 4.4 million  cartons in 2021  – an increase of 13%. Navel  oranges and  lemons have  shown a small  increase since last  year, while  Valencia oranges (+5%) and  grapefruit (+16%) have  shown a stronger increase.