Ups and downs for citrus fruits in the Southern Hemisphere

South Africa
Published Apr 23, 2024

Tridge summary

The World Citrus Organization's 2024 forecast reveals a slight decrease in citrus production in the Southern Hemisphere by 0.77% to 24,338,123 tons, despite a projected 7.45% increase in exports to 4,156,879 tons. This forecast, covering countries like Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa, and Uruguay, highlights a production drop in oranges, grapefruits, and limes by 5.66%, 3.89%, and 10.57% respectively. However, it anticipates growth in soft citrus and lemons production by 11.58% and 5.69% respectively. The overall decline in production is attributed to adverse weather conditions, including significant droughts, impacting the region's citrus output.
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Original content

The World Citrus Organization (WCO) delivered the 2024 forecast for citrus production and exports in the Southern Hemisphere. In production, the figure - which includes information provided by Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay - is 0.77% lower than the previous year, with an estimated 24,338,123 tons. However, exports are expected to continue increasing, with a projected growth of 7.45% compared to 2023 to reach 4,156,879 tons. In the case of oranges, it is estimated that production will decrease by 5.66% compared to 2023, to 15,478,167 tons. The same will happen with grapefruits and limes. In the case of the first, the drop will be 3.89% to 532,539 tons, and in the second 10.57% to 1,756,731 tons On the contrary, the production of soft citrus (clementines and mandarins) will increase significantly, by 11.58%, to 3,325,829 tons. The other citrus fruit that ...
Source: MXfruit
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