Argentina expects higher lemon volumes in 2018/19

Wed 20/02/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
Argentina expects higher lemon volumes in 2018/19

Argentina’s fresh lemon crop is expected to recover in 2018/19 and reach 1.6 million tons, up from 1.5 million, due to good weather conditions during the season. Genova and Eureka are the main lemon varieties grown in Argentina. Lemon exports are set to increase to 290,000 tons, After regaining market access in 2017, Argentina exported 10,640 tons of fresh lemons to the US in 2018, with exports in 2019 expected to continue an upward trend.

However, orange output is predicted to fall to 500,000 tons and tangerine volumes will drop to 280,000 tons, due to falling competitiveness on the world markets and the trees are expected to cycle through a lighter fruit blossom. Orange and tangerine exports will decrease to 50,000 tons and 30,000 tons, respectively.


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