Exports of citrus from the United States to China and Hong Kong are down significantly, according to a news release from California Citrus Mutual (CCM). The association has been monitoring exports to China and Hong Kong since the trade dispute started in the spring of 2018.
The data is from reports filed by the International Trade Commission, a federal agency that evaluates and publishes information on current trade matters. According to CCM, the commission is non-partisan and relied upon by other federal agencies as well as business sectors for accurate information.
The numbers in the chart show the total amount of citrus exported to China and Hong Kong. The amounts are reported in metric tons and reflect all citrus from the United States, but most of the fruit was shipped from California growers.
Source: California Citrus Mutual