World’s citrus crop hits record high

Tue 15/10/2019 by Richard Wilkinson

Global citrus production in 2018/19 is expected to hit a record high of 101.5 million tons. This represents a year-on-year increase of 9%. Oranges account for 53.4% of the total citrus crop,​​mandarins represent 31.5%, lemons and limes contribute 8.3%, and grapefruits account for 6.7%. Fresh citrus consumption is estimated at 73.2 million tons, while citrus for processing is forecast to reach 28 million tons (of which 83.8% is oranges). World citrus exports are expected to total 10.4 million tons, with the main contributor being oranges (45.6%), followed by mandarins (26.2%), lemons and limes (20.1%), and grapefruit (8.1%).


Orange production by country



Source: FEPEX

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