fresh lemon trade
Global citrus crop shrinks
The EU’s fresh lemon imports rose 5% last year
Lemon and lime imports into the EU – a net importer of lemons – reached 399,040 tons in the 2014/15 marketing year (November-October), a 5% rise on the previous year.
Argentina is by far the main source of these imports, alone accounting for a third of the total volume, says the USDA Gain report ‘EU-28 Citrus Semi-annual’.
After Argentina, the top suppliers to the European market are Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.