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Another record year for South Africa’s citrus exports
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South Africa’s 2021 citrus exports are expected to set another record, driven largely by late mandarins. The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) estimates 158.7 million cartons will be shipped in 2021, compared to 146 million in 2020 and 130 million in 2019, meaning a 22% export growth in just two years.
Jump in Peru’s citrus exports
On the back of the pandemic, Peru exported 37% more citrus in 2020 than in 2019, with shipments reaching 244,000 tons, worth US$262 million, according to data released by the country’s Foreign Trade Research and Development Institute (Idexcam).
In a statement, Idexcam said: “There is a growing demand for citrus, especially mandarins, due to their antioxidant properties and high content of vitamin C which strengthens the immune system, creating a rebound of global commercialisation.”
Southern African citrus to reach new heights as 2021 export estimate is released
The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) is excited to announce that the South African citrus industry will likely break all previous export season records with an estimated 158.7 million cartons in 2021. If the estimate is reached, it would represent a third consecutive season of record export volumes, with 130 million cartons exported in 2019, followed by 146 million cartons in 2020. Our current projections for 2021 indicate a 22% growth in export figures in just 2 years.
Gocitrus webinar reveals potential of markers for varietal identification of citrus
A webinar organised by the Gocitrus project concluded that marker technology is benefiting all links in the citrus plant breeding industry and that it will soon do so with other crops as well. The project presented results of a pilot test using an app with all the updated varietal and agronomic information to provide the citrus grower with the best variety-rootstock combination
Nadorcott: full view from the field to sales and marketing
Surge in demand for Spanish citrus in second half of campaign
The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) reports that the second half of the citrus season has seen an increase in sales and prices for producers. This is due to a better balance between supply, which has been lower than expected due to adverse weather conditions, and demand, which is up due to the cold in Europe and the fruit’s immunological benefits.