Bumper Brazilian orange harvest forecast for 2020/21

Wed 20/01/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Bumper Brazilian orange harvest forecast for 2020/21

Brazil’s 2020/21 orange crop is projected to rise 14% from the previous year, reaching 16.93 million tons, according to FAS/Sao Paolo data. The forecast assumes normal weather conditions will prevail to support fruit setting and development of the second blossoming in the Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais commercial citrus belt. The current orange crop estimate was revised downward due to the low rainfall and high temperatures between September and October. Total Brazilian FCOJ 65 Brix equivalent exports for 2020/21 are forecast at 1.08 million tons, similar to the revised level figure for 2019/20.

Total fresh orange exports for MY 2020/21 are projected at 8,160 tons, according to data published by the Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex). The majority of exports occur between June and December). Portugal, Italy, the UK, and France are the major export destinations for Brazil’s fresh orange exports.

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