Mexico’s FCOJ production rebounded in 2018/19

Mexico’s orange production rose 2 percent in 2018/19 vs. the previous season, allowing processors to increase juice production 8 percent year over year. Mexican orange juice processors produced an estimated 210,000 MT of 65˚ Brix FCOJ equivalent this season, up 8 percent from 2017/18 [...]

Lower juice imports this year

This year, U.S. imports of the major juices (orange, apple, grape, and pineapple) totaled 515.1 million single-strength-equivalent (SSE) gallons, down 7.5 percent from Jan-May 2018. Total imports were lower each month this year, due in part to the decline in orange juice imports as [...]

Florida Valencias lowered to 41.0 million boxes

With Florida’s 2018/19 orange harvest nearly complete, USDA lowered Valencia production by 1.0 million 90-lb boxes from the May estimate. All other orange production numbers—Florida early/mids, California, and Texas—were left unchanged. Florida’s orange production has closed the season down about 10 percent from USDA’s [...]

U.S. PJC imports just 28.4 million liters in Q1 2019

Despite low, stable pricing for pineapple juice concentrate, U.S. imports remain weak overall, with January-March 2019 imports down 9 percent from Q1 2018. Q1 imports from our top three origins (Thailand, the Philippines, and Costa Rica) accounted for over 80 percent of total Q1 [...]

Valencia oranges lowered to 42.0 million boxes

Today’s citrus production report confirmed recent speculation that the 2018/19 Florida Valencia crop is not as large as USDA’s earlier forecast. USDA lowered estimated Valencia production by 4.0 million 90-lb boxes, down 9 percent from the April projection. The state’s early-midseason orange production was [...]

Demand for nutritious beverages on the rise in China

In a recent report, USDA found urban Chinese consumers are eating and drinking healthier than in previous years, emphasizing “eating well” over “eating full.” This mindset, along with a need for convenient nutrition, has led to growth in China’s beverage industry. In fact, profit [...]