Damage to Andalusia’s citrus crop in recent weeks

Thu 29/03/2018 by Richard Wilkinson

The drop in temperatures in recent days together with strong winds, rainfall and hail has damaged the Andalusian citrus crop. Average citrus prices remained constant in Week 11 of 2018, except for lemon, which increased in value by 6%.

In Week 11 of 2018, average citrus prices at the handling plant increased slightly from the previous week. Orange increased by 6% in value, while lemon and tangerine prices rose by 2.5% and 1%, respectively. Given the decrease in product availability in recent weeks and the reduction in quantities of stored fruit in the handling and packaging centres, average prices are expected to increase in the coming weeks.

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