Mexico’s citrus forecast to rise in 2018/19
Mexico’s citrus crop is production in Mexico is expected to rise in 2018/19, thanks to excellent weather conditions and improved productivity. The country’s orange and lime harvest is predicted to be higher, with total orange output reaching 4.6 million tons, according to USDA data. Exports of oranges for processing have also increased, due to Florida’s drop in orange output. Planted area of oranges will remain fairly stable at 341,000 hectares. Productivity is up to around 14.3 tons per hectare, from 13.9 tons per hectare in 2017/18, which was affected by weather issues.