Citrus production in Spain falls by 25% due to the drought

Updated Sep 27, 2022
Sweet orange is the lowest. Seville, Huelva and Córdoba contribute 80% of the entire Andalusian harvest. The lemon is concentrated in Malaga and Almeria. Spain is the second largest producer of mandarins in the world, only behind China. The bill for the drought: sacrifice of avocados and irrigated table olives.
Practically half of Spanish oranges, 44.7% of the total, are grown in Andalusia. It is the data of the campaign (2022-2023) that, marked by the lack of rainfall and the repeated scarcity of water, is presented with a significant decrease compared to those of previous years. For this harvest, a production of close to two million tons is expected, exactly 1,997,541 tons, a figure that represents 25.1% less than the final production recorded last season and 16.1% less than the average for the last four seasons. More information Andalusian Citrus Table Meeting. Meeting of the Andalusian Citrus Table. The Citrus Table asks that quotas be respected at the entry of third countries Data from the Ministry of Agriculture indicate that Andalusia will produce 33.5% of the total citrus fruit in Spain, where the harvest is expected to to 6,000,000 tons. In addition, by species, it is estimated that sweet orange production will decrease by 29.9%, mandarin by 26.9% and lemon by 13.6%, figures ...
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