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Florida Citrus Prices, Exports and Yields

Josh McGillExport, Orange Juice

Summaries of last season’s processed citrus prices, exports and juice yields were part of the recently released Florida Citrus Statistics 2021–22. The summary was produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS).

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Photo courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus

The delivered-in price per pound of solids (PPS) for all processed oranges in the 2021–22 season was $2.24. The price for Valencias was $2.33, and the early-midseason price was $2.13.

The delivered-in price for all grapefruit was $2.83 PPS. Red grapefruit brought $2.85 PPS; the white grapefruit price was $2.74.

Fresh fruit exports totaled 1.10 million 4/5-bushel cartons. Belgium received most of Florida’s grapefruit exports at 325,000 cartons, followed by Japan at 202,000 cartons, Canada at 163,000 cartons and Korea at 119,000 cartons.

Canada accounted for most of Florida’s orange and tangerine exports, at 151,000 cartons and 10,000 cartons, respectively. Puerto Rico got the rest of the fresh orange (19,000 cartons) and tangerine (5,000 cartons) exports.

A total of 4.70 million gallons of frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ), and 0.14 million gallons of frozen concentrated grapefruit juice (FCGJ) were exported in the 2021–2022 season.

FCOJ yield, as reported by the Florida Department of Citrus, was 1.17 gallons per box of 42° Brix concentrate, a decrease from the 2020–2021 season. The early-midseason portion of the crop finalized at 1.14 gallons per box. The late crop yielded 1.18 gallons per box.

The final FCGJ yield was 1.12 gallons per box of 40° Brix concentrate, up from the previous season’s final of 1.06 gallons per box.

The final frozen concentrated tangerine juice yield of 1.25 gallons per box of 42° Brix concentrate was less than the previous season’s final of 1.33 gallons per box.


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