citrus exports

New start for Harvest Season and garciaBallester in Asian citrus market

New start for Harvest Season and garciaBallester in Asian citrus market

Published on Feb 17th, 2020
Credit: Press release

An event held on 12th February in Palma del Río, Córdoba, makes official and consolidates the alliance between Harvest Season and garciaBallester. The two large companies, leaders in the business, are now united in achieving the same goal: to become leaders in the Asian citrus import market. garciaBallester's own facilities were chosen as the ideal setting to seal the union between the two companies. 

World orange crop slumps

World orange crop slumps

Published on Feb 05th, 2020

 

The world’s total orange production for the 2019/20 season is projected to drop 11% to 47.5 million tons due to unfavourable growing conditions in Brazil, Egypt, the European Union, and Morocco, according to USDA data.  As a result, consumption, fruit for processing, and fresh exports are also expected to plummet.

Citrus losing primacy in global fruit trade

Citrus losing primacy in global fruit trade

Published on Dec 23rd, 2019

As the fruit sector diversifies, citrus is coming to play a smaller role. While Spain dominates the citrus trade overall, African and South American countries are coming to play a greater role in certain regions.

SRCC becomes more Mediterranean

Morocco’s orange exports continue their ascent

Morocco’s orange exports continue their ascent

Published on Dec 27th, 2016

Morocco’s orange exports are expected to reach around 120,500 tons in the 2016/17 marketing year – up 29% from 92,246 tons in 2015/16 – as increased availability allows it to meet growing demand from Russia and the EU, according to a new GAIN report.

The report says the country will likely also benefit from an expected decline in citrus exports from Spain due to quality issues caused by overabundant, late rainfall there.

In 2015/16, the EU and Russia bought 73% of Morocco’s orange exports, which were mainly (66%) Maroc Late oranges.

Yichang gains ground as Chinese citrus exporter

Yichang gains ground as Chinese citrus exporter

Published on Sep 20th, 2016

Record citrus production of 3.5 million tons - up 20% on last year - is expected this year in Yichang, China.

While elsewhere in China there is an underproduction of citrus fruit, Yichang has been expanding its sales volumes each year. It has gained a good reputation for its citrus varieties among consumers in Chinese markets in recent years, reports cnhubei.com.

San Miguel grows in South Africa while looking East

San Miguel grows in South Africa while looking East

Published on Sep 05th, 2016

With a total of 7,760 hectares planted in three countries (Argentina, Uruguay and South Africa) and a total in 2015 of 91,058 tons of citrus exports, San Miguel is focusing on exploring new markets, expanding its fruit supply in those where it is already present, bolstering the pillars of its company identity and strengthening its quality and sustainability policies.

Morocco’s citrus exports on the rise

Morocco’s citrus exports on the rise

Published on Dec 17th, 2015

Rejuvenation of citrus orchards, improved irrigation, and increases in harvested areas are big factors in expected increases in Morocco’s citrus output and exports for the 2015/16 marketing year.

And the country’s citrus exports are also set to rise, mostly due to high demand in Russia market, as tensions mount between Moscow and Ankara, the USDA says in its 2015 Morocco Citrus Annual Report.

Tough time for Israeli citrus market, says USDA

Tough time for Israeli citrus market, says USDA

Published on Jun 18th, 2015

External shocks and adverse weather have rocked the export market for Israeli citrus, according to a report by the US Department of Agriculture.

The Israeli shekel has strengthened about 10% against the Euro in the last year, making Israeli citrus exports less profitable in the EU, a market to which two-thirds of its citrus exports go.

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