Global tangerine and mandarin production for 2020-21 is forecast up slightly to 33.1 million tons with larger supplies in China, the European Union, Morocco and Turkey, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Consumption and exports are both up with the increase in supply.
China production of tangerines and mandarins is forecast to rise slightly to a record 23.1 million tons due to favorable weather. Consumption and exports are expected to be up slightly with the increased supplies. China continues to dominate global production and consumption and accounts for over one-quarter of global exports.
European Union tangerine and mandarin production is expected up 10% to 3.1 million tons due to favorable weather. With larger supplies, consumption and exports are anticipated to rise while imports slide. Morocco and South Africa are expected to remain the leading exporters to the European Union.
Turkey tangerine and mandarin production is forecast up 25% to 1.8 million tons on favorable weather. Consumption and exports are expected to rise with the increased supplies. Morocco production is projected to rebound 30% to 1.2 million tons due to favorable weather during the bloom and fruit set. Higher output is expected to boost both consumption and exports.
United States production of tangerines and mandarins is forecast up 5% to 882,000 tons due to a larger crop in California. Record consumption is expected with the higher production and record imports. With high demand, imports have been up an average of over 10% per year over the last 10 years.
Read the full U.S. Department of Agriculture report here.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service
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