Multiple states in Mexico have seen some of the highest temperatures in decades in recent months. The Ag Ministry has stated that oranges may have been among the most affected crops, as the heat has stressed trees and reduced harvest volumes.
Official figures for Q1 2018 show a 20 percent decline in orange output, though this is attributed in part to flagging orange prices. In some regions, output was reported to have fallen by 40 and even 50 percent, according to El Periodico.
Mexico’s valencia crop is typically harvested, from December through May and June. Low temperatures at the start of 2018 were also reported to have been detrimental to fruit development. Continued high temperatures at this time have raised the risk of forest fires.
Mexico orange juice exports history
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