On-the-Ground Update

Egyptian Orange Exports Set to Begin by December 15, 2023, Facing High Demand Amidst Spanish Shortage

Fresh Orange
Market & Price Trends
Ahmad Shalaby
Published Nov 30, 2023
Egypt will start orange exports by December 15, 2023, with Navel Oranges and Baladi varieties. Usually, the demand for juicing-grade oranges starts slowly with the Baladi variety. Then, the demand rises when Egypt starts the Valencia variety exports in Feb-24.

Following the Spanish orange production shortage, the demand for juicing-grade oranges is skyrocketing, especially from European juice and concentrate manufacturers, leading the Egyptian market to the highest price levels ever recorded. Suppliers offer juicing-grade oranges at an average of USD 420/ton FOB (free-on-board), while the average in the past few years was around USD 300/ton.
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