Outlook for Global Citrus Production

Josh McGill Global Perspectives, Grapefruit, International, lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Orange Juice

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service recently released global 2021–22 production estimates for citrus categories and orange juice. Here are highlights from the report, titled Citrus: World Markets and Trade.

Global orange production for 2021–22 is estimated up 1.4 million tons from the previous year to 48.8 million tons. Favorable weather is leading to larger crops in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey. These gains more than offset lower production in Egypt, the European Union (EU) and the United States. Most of the higher production is expected to go into fruit for processing.

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Global orange juice production for 2021–22 is forecast 11% higher to 1.7 million tons. Higher production in Brazil and Mexico is expected to more than offset U.S. and EU declines. Consumption is projected to match production but continue its long‐term downward trend. With exports from Brazil expected to remain unchanged, global exports are forecast up only slightly.

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Global production for 2021–22 is estimated up 2.8 million tons to a record 37.9 million with growth in China expected to more than offset declines in the United States and European Union. Consumption and exports are both at record highs. Production and consumption have been trending higher for more than 20 years on growth from China, the European Union, Morocco and Turkey.

Global production in 2021–22 is forecast up 4% to a record 7 million tons due to favorable weather and expanded area in China and Mexico. Consumption is forecast at a record
high with record supplies, and exports are expected to rebound.

Global production in 2021–22 is forecast up 4% to a record 9.5 million tons due to higher production in Mexico, Turkey and the United States. With higher available supplies, record global consumption and exports are expected. Fruit for processing, however, is down on lower production in Argentina and the European Union.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service