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Turkish Tangerine Production to Soar

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

Turkey’s tangerine production in 2023–24 is forecast to increase 55% to 2.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). The huge increase is due to favorable spring rains and temperature conditions during blossoming in March 2023. The yield in Turkey’s Aegean region is expected to increase more than 100%. However, rains …

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Long-Term U.S. Production Projections

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast

Total U.S. citrus production levels are projected to continue their long-term decline before stabilizing through 2033, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of the Chief Economist recently reported. The trend is attributed to declining orange and grapefruit production alongside increasing production of lemons and tangerines. In the report, USDA Agricultural Projections to 2033, total U.S. citrus production is projected …

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World Lemon/Lime Production

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International, lemons, Limes

Global lemon/lime production in 2023–24 is forecast up 225,000 tons from the prior year to 10 million tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported. Higher production in the European Union, South Africa and Turkey more than offsets lower production in Mexico and the United States. Here are the regional lemon/lime forecasts for 2023–24: Turkey production …

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Global Grapefruit Production to Rise

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

Global grapefruit production in 2023–24 is estimated up slightly from the prior year to 6.9 million tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported. A slight increase in China more than offset lower production in South Africa. World exports of grapefruit are projected to increase while fruit for processing is forecast to be lower. Here are …

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South African Orange and OJ Production

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

South African orange and orange juice (OJ) production are both forecast to decline slightly in 2023–24 compared to the prior season, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). FRESH ORANGES Orange production in South Africa is forecast at 1.62 million metric tons (MMT). That’s a decrease of 1% from the prior season based on a …

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Greater Worldwide Production of Tangerines/Mandarins

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International, Mandarins

Global production of tangerines/mandarins for 2023–24 is forecast to rise 3% over the prior year to 38 million tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported. The increase is mainly due to favorable weather in China and Turkey. Here’s the region-by-region forecast for tangerines/mandarins: China production is forecast 400,000 tons higher to 26.9 million tons due …

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Production of Israeli Citrus to Decline

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported that production of all Israeli citrus varieties is forecast to decline in 2023–24 compared to the previous season. Israel’s planted citrus area is forecast to be 16,200 hectares, the same as the prior year. USDA FAS reported that low profitability and water shortages have disincentivized farmers from planting new …

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A Large Leap in Turkish Orange and Orange Juice Production

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

Fresh orange and orange juice production in Turkey are both forecast to increase by considerable amounts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported. FRESH ORANGES Fresh orange production in Turkey in 2023–24 is forecast to increase 31% to 1.73 million metric tons (MMT). The expected increase is due to favorable weather conditions in spring 2023. The …

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Global Orange and OJ Production to Increase

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

Global orange and orange juice production are both forecast to increase slightly in 2023–24 from the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). ORANGES Global orange production for 2023–24 is forecast up slightly to 48.8 million tons compared to the prior year. Here’s the country-by-country forecast from USDA FAS: U.S. production is forecast …

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South African Grapefruit Production

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, Grapefruit, International

Grapefruit is an unpopular citrus fruit in the South African domestic market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported recently. Consequently, only 5,000 metric tons (MT) of an expected 400,000 MT grapefruit crop in 2023–24 is forecast to be consumed in the country. The majority of South Africa’s grapefruit is expected to be exported. The production …

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Orange and OJ Production in China

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

Both orange and orange juice (OJ) production in China are forecast to increase in 2023–24 compared to the prior year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported. MORE ORANGES Orange production is expected to reach 7.63 million metric tons (MMT), up from 7.6 MMT the prior year. The forecast anticipates the Jiangxi province — the largest …

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Forecast for Peru’s Mandarin Production

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International, Mandarins

Tangerine/mandarin production in Peru is forecast to reach 545,000 metric tons (MT) in 2023–24, down 1% from the previous year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported. Weather anomalies associated with the El Niño phenomenon will likely impact the coming year’s productivity, especially among early-season varieties. PLANTED AREA Tangerine/mandarin planted and harvested area in Peru is …

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Brazil’s Orange Crop and Juice Production

Daniel Cooper Brazil, Crop Forecast

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS), Brazilian orange and orange juice production are both forecast to decline in 2023–24 compared to the prior year. ORANGE CROP The total Brazilian 2023–24 orange crop is forecast at 408 million 40.8-kilogram boxes, equivalent to 16.5 million metric tons (MMT). This is a decrease of 1.03% from the …

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Australian Mandarin Production Projection

Daniel Cooper Crop Forecast, International

Australian tangerine/mandarin production in 2023–24 is forecast at 180,000 metric tons (MT) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). That’s a 5% decrease from the 2022–23 estimate of 190,000 MT. This decline is mainly due to a biennial effect, with this being a down year. INCREASED ACREAGE Queensland, by far, has the largest area of mandarin …

South African Lemon/Lime Production to Jump

Tacy Callies Crop Forecast, International, lemons

South African lemon and lime production in 2023–24 will increase by 10% compared to the prior year, to 720,000 metric tons (MT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) forecast. ACREAGE The area planted with lemons/limes in South Africa has more than doubled over the past seven years, driven by global demand and rising global prices. However, …

Chile Mandarin and Orange Production Forecast

Tacy Callies Crop Forecast, International

Tangerine/mandarin production in Chile is forecast to increase in 2023–24 while orange production is expected to decline, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) reported.   TANGERINES/MANDARINSProduction of tangerines and mandarins is projected to increase by 7.1% and total 287,000 metric tons (MT). Mandarin planted area is expected to increase nearly 1,000 hectares and reach 12,000 hectares …

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Korea’s Mandarin Production

Daniel Cooper International, Mandarins

Korea’s production of tangerines and mandarins — virtually the country’s only commercial citrus — is forecast at 570,000 metric tons by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). That’s a 2.1% decline from the previous year’s 582,000 MT. The decline is driven by lower yield for open-field tangerines, decreased fruit set per tree and a slight reduction …

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Australian OJ Production Projection

Daniel Cooper International, Orange Juice

Australian orange juice (OJ) production in 2023–24 is forecast at 15,400 metric tons (MT) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). That’s a decrease of 4% from the 2022–23 estimate of 16,100 MT. Higher production and improved fruit quality for fresh oranges is anticipated in 2023–24, resulting in a lower volume of rejected fruit channeled toward …

Increased Production of Citrus Crops in China

Tacy Callies China, Crop Forecast

China production forecasts are increased for both mandarin/tangerine and grapefruit/pomelo crops in 2023–24 compared to the prior year. The forecasts were issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS). MANDARINS/TANGERINES China’s mandarin/tangerine production is forecast at 26.9 million metric tons (MMT) in 2023–24, up from 26.5 MMT the previous year. The increase is because of a …

Record Lemon Production in Spain

Tacy Callies Crop Forecast, International, lemons

European Union (EU) lemon production is forecast at just over 1.6 million metric tons (MT) in 2023–24, up from the 1.5 million MT in 2022–23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS) recently reported. The increase can be entirely attributed to an all-time-record production level in Spain, following the historically low lemon production there in 2022–23. Conversely, …