U.S. orange output lower

This month, USDA lowered its 2020/21 early-midseason orange production forecast to 20.0 million 90-lb boxes for Florida, down 2.0 million boxes from the December estimate and down 3.0 million boxes from the November estimate. Florida’s Valencia orange production estimate remains at 34.0 million boxes, [...]

December brings more Florida OJ

Florida orange juice production is ramping up as growers begin to send fruit to the processors. Eight processors were open as of Dec. 3 and are starting to crush field-run fruit; previously, processors had been running eliminations from fresh-market packinghouses. Although processors are reporting [...]

Brazil warns of at least 50 percent drop in FCOJ inventories next year

With the Brazilian orange crop expected to decline 30 percent in 2018/19, CitrusBR is forecasting stocks of FCOJ equivalent to be between 55,900 MT and 154,700 MT by June 2019; the range is due to uncertainty at this point about juice yield. Ending stocks [...]