Brazil ended its 2023-2024 orange campaign with some changes

Fresh Orange
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 18, 2024

Tridge summary

The 2023-2024 orange season in São Paulo and Minas Gerais' citrus belt in Brazil concluded with a production of 307.22 million boxes, a slight decrease of 2.22% from the previous season's 314.21 million boxes, and below initial forecasts. This reduction was due to adverse weather conditions, including a rainy first semester followed by a rain deficit, challenges from greening, and an accelerated harvest rate that resulted in smaller fruit sizes. However, the faster harvest pace mitigated losses from premature fruit drop. The majority of the production occurred in the Triângulo Mineiro region, with the next season's forecast expected in early May.
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Original content

The 2023-2024 orange season from the states of São Paulo and the citrus belt of Minas Gerais, the main commercial citrus producing areas in Brazil, ended with 307.22 million boxes of 40.8 kg each. The figure, released by Fundecitrus, is 2.22% lower compared to the previous production, which reached 314.21 million boxes. It is also 0.69% lower than the initial estimate made in May 2023. According to what was reported, a factor that impacted production was the climatic conditions, which went from a rainy first semester in 2023 to a second semester with a rain deficit, extending this scenario until the end of the 2024 campaign. Added to the above is the worsening due to greening and an accelerated harvest rate, which shortened the development period of the oranges. The latter resulted in smaller fruit, particularly mid- and late-season fruit. "Although the accelerated pace of harvest posed challenges to fruit growth, it did yield a positive result in reducing losses attributed to ...
Source: MXfruit
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