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Israel: Citrus fruit production rises in 2009

Israel's production of citrus fruits rose in 2009 by 6% as compared to the previous year's growing season, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. Some 568,000 tons of fruit were produced on 29,700 dunams of land. Forty eight percent of Israeli orchards produced citrus fruits in 2009, the CBS said.

In 2008, the CBS said, urban Jewish households spent on average NIS 369 per month on fruits and vegetables, and NIS 33 on dried fruits. In the Arab sector, households on average spent NIS 556 on fresh fruits and vegetables, and NIS 55 on dried fruits.


Publication date: 1/29/2010


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