2020/21

Better campaign expected for Mexican citrus

Lower citrus imports to Japan in 2020/21 as domestic crop recovers

Lower citrus imports to Japan in 2020/21 as domestic crop recovers

Published on Jan 28th, 2021
Photo: Eurofresh Distribution

Japan’s citrus crop is expected to recover in 2020/21 following a poor harvest in 2019/20, according to FAS/Tokyo data. Increased household consumption of oranges due to the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to provide a modest boost to imports of fresh oranges. Following a COVID-19-related decline in food service demand in 2019/20 and resulting high levels of stocks, 2020/21 imports of lemons and orange juice are projected to plummet. Grapefruit demand continues to steadily slip. 

Turkey expects smaller citrus crop 

Morocco ramps up citrus production 

Bumper Brazilian orange harvest forecast for 2020/21

Bumper Brazilian orange harvest forecast for 2020/21

Published on Jan 20th, 2021

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.

Argentina’s drought-affected lemon crop to shrink by 30%

Argentina’s drought-affected lemon crop to shrink by 30%

Published on Jan 19th, 2021
Photo: Citrusvil Argentina

Argentina’s citrus sector is undergoing difficult times due to a drought that has reduced fruit size.  Fresh lemon production for 2020/21 is projected to plummet by 30% to 1.03 million tons, according to FAS/Buenos Aires data. Lemons were particularly affected by low temperatures early in the growing season. The drought will limit orange and tangerine production increases to 700,000 tons and 360,000, which nevertheless represent 50,000 ton increases for both fruits compared to 2019/20.

Larger EU citrus crop expected

Frost reduces Chinese apple crop 

Chinese pear crop shrinks

Chinese pear crop shrinks

Published on Nov 26th, 2020

 

China’s 2020/21 pear crop is projected to fall almost 8% to 16 million tons, as frost hit the country’s main producing region, Hebei. Chinese consumers prefer crunchy Asian pears over western pear varieties. The low volumes of imported western pears from the EU and South Africa are mostly consumed by children and older people. The MY 2020/21 pear import forecast is 11,000 tons, according to FAS China data.

Frost reduces Chinese apple crop 

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