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, [...]

Drop in orange production lifts FCOJ market

USDA today lowered projected Florida orange production by 2.0 million 90-lb boxes: Early-midseason oranges were lowered by 1.0 million boxes to 31.0 million, and Valencias were lowered by 1.0 million boxes to 41.0 million. This season’s oranges are experiencing higher drop rates than last [...]

No change in estimated Florida orange crop

In last Friday’s citrus production report, USDA left projected 2019/20 orange production unchanged for Florida, at 74.0 million 90-lb boxes (32.0 million boxes of early and midseason varieties and 42.0 million boxes of Valencias). Fruit is generally sizing larger than last season. The November [...]

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 [...]

Florida orange production still at 77 million boxes

USDA held Florida orange production at 77.0 million 90-lb boxes in today’s production report: 32.0 million boxes of early-midseason oranges and 45.0 million boxes of Valencias. A couple forecast components shifted a bit but not enough to change box count. The drop rate for [...]

Brazil’s late oranges are sizing larger

Fundecitrus’s revised production forecast puts orange production out of Brazil’s citrus belt at 275.7 million 40.8-kg boxes. The estimate represents an increase of 1 percent from the September forecast, and the change is attributed to larger sizing of late-season oranges, which will offset higher [...]

Florida orange production set to rebound in 2018/19

USDA’s first citrus production report for 2018/19 puts Florida orange production at 79.0 million 90-lb boxes, with early and midseason varieties forecast at 34.0 million boxes and Valencias projected at 45.0 million boxes. This forecast is somewhat higher than the industry was expecting, with [...]