Analysis of the current Peruvian citrus season

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 8, 2024

Tridge summary

The 2023 Citrus Yearbook highlights Peru's position as the fourth largest citrus supplier in the Southern Hemisphere, with a 6% market share and 250 thousand tons of exports, mainly in mandarins and limes. The country's fruit agriculture, which reached US$ 10.4 billion in exports in 2022, has seen significant growth due to the expansion in citrus production. The area for mandarin cultivation has almost doubled in the last five years, with W. Murcott and Tango as the leading varieties, although early citrus varieties like Satsumas have declined. High temperatures last year impacted early citrus yields, reducing them by about 50%, while late citrus varieties are expected to perform well. The article also notes an increase in exports of fresh oranges, Tahiti lemon, and clementines, and a decrease in subtle lemon, Eureka lemon, and Tangelo exports. Peru's citrus exports are primarily to Europe and the United States, with the industry focusing on direct sales and building long-term client relationships in a mature and stable market.
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The 2023 Citrus Yearbook indicates that Peru is ranked fourth among citrus suppliers in the Southern Hemisphere, with a 6% share and a total volume shipped of 250 thousand tons, mainly represented by mandarins and limes. In this regard, the Peruvian businessman and politician, Fernando Cilloniz, commented in said document that Peru has many citrus stories: “The extraordinary growth of Peruvian fruit growing in recent years (US$ 10.4 billion in agricultural exports in 2022) is due in certain measure, to the growth in the production and export of citrus fruits: mandarins, lemons, tangelo-minneolas, oranges and grapefruits.” Cilloniz pointed out that in the last five years the area of mandarin exports went from 4,628 hectares in 2017 to 9,249 hectares in 2022. The most cultivated varieties are W. Murcott, with 4,077 hectares and Tango with 2,010 hectares. “The areas of Satsumas Okitsu and Owari mandarins have mainly been gradually decreasing. They went from 2,000 hectares in 2017 to ...
Source: MXfruit
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