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According DIEA

Uruguayan citrus industry to grow 18% this year

Strong growth in tangerines, there will be more oranges and lemons and a sharp drop in the grapefruit production.

Citrus production in Uruguay will grow by 18% (48,000 tons) in 2012, compared to the previous year, reaching 318,000 tons, reported the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (DIEA).
This division of the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (BHAG), explained that the producer expectations for the production of the 2012 harvest is similar to those reported in the 2010 harvest.
The largest increase is expected in mandarins, followed by oranges. Grapefruit production continues to decline.
According to the 2012 Citrus Autumn Survey, oranges will reach 156,237 tons, 16% more than in 2011; in mandarin 120,097 tons, 29% more, lemons 39,965 tons, 5% more, and grapefruit 2,481 tons, 31% less.
This season will get 318,780 tons of citrus, 18% more than the 270,372 tons in 2011.
Source: El observador

Publication date: 4/2/2012


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