USDA January forecast

Florida citrus forecast predicts 3 percent increase over last season

The 2019-2020 Florida all orange forecast released by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is 74.0 million boxes, unchanged
from the December forecast. If realized, this will be 3 percent more than last season’s final production. The forecast consists of
32.0 million boxes of the non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel varieties) and 42.0 million boxes of the Valencia
oranges. 

Non-Valencia Oranges: 32.0 Million Boxes
The forecast of non-Valencia production is unchanged at 32.0 million boxes. The final fruit size is below average, requiring 316 pieces to
fill a 90 pound box. Final droppage at 28 percent is above average. The Navel forecast, included in the non-Valencia forecast, is
unchanged at 800,000 boxes, and is 3 percent of the non-Valencia total.

Valencia Oranges: 42.0 Million Boxes
The forecast of Valencia production is unchanged from the previous forecast at 42.0 million boxes. Current fruit size is below average
and is projected to be below average at harvest. Current droppage is above average and projected to be above average at harvest.

All Grapefruit: 5.40 Million Boxes
The forecast of all grapefruit production is increased 500,000 boxes from December. If realized, this will be 20 percent more than last
season’s final production. The red grapefruit forecast is now 4.50 million boxes. Fruit size of red grapefruit at harvest is projected to
be above average. Projected droppage is above average. The white grapefruit forecast is increased to 900,000 boxes. Projected fruit
size of white grapefruit at harvest is above average. Projected droppage is above average.

Tangerines and Tangelos: 1.05 Million Boxes
The forecast for tangerine and tangelos is unchanged from the December forecast at 1.05 million boxes, 6 percent more than last
season’s utilization of 990 thousand boxes. This forecast number includes all certified tangerine and tangelo varieties.

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For more information: 
USDA
Email: nass@nass.usda.gov   
www.nass.usda.gov


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