Citrus crop

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

Published on Jul 09th, 2020
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution

 

South Africa’s tangerine/mandarin crop is projected to rise by 12% in the 2019/20 campaign, continuing the sector’s strong growth of recent times. Total production is estimated to reach 421,000 tons, mainly due to an increase in production area, normal weather conditions, and improved winter rainfall received in the main production area of the Western Cape. Moreover, many plantings are now reaching maturity. COVID had a minimal impact on labour supply.

Global citrus crop shrinks

Global citrus crop shrinks

Published on Jan 28th, 2020

The 2019/20 global citrus crop is down for all categories, except grapefruit. Orange production is down 11% to 47.5 million, due to weather-afflicted seasons in Brazil, the EU, Morocco and Egypt, with small increases in China and the US unable to compensate for these losses.

Spanish citrus set for sharp fall in 2017/18

Spanish citrus set for sharp fall in 2017/18

Published on May 02nd, 2018

Estimates for Spain’s citrus crop production for the 2017-18 campaign point to a general decline in output for all crops. The reduction in output is expected to be especially marked in tangerine group, where the fall is estimated at 16.1%, mainly due to the decline in satsumas (-29.7%) and clementine (-18.7%). Likewise, smaller reductions are forecast for orange (-10.6%), lemon (-8.8%) and grapefruit (-5.8%).

Forecast for Spain’s citrus production in 2017/2018 season

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