Entre Rios produced 20% and 30% less oranges and mandarins in 2020 than in the previous year

According to a report prepared by Concoridia's National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Entre Rios produced 22% fewer citrus than in the 2019 season. The region produced 20% fewer oranges, 30% fewer mandarins, 3% less grapefruit, and the same amount of lemons as in the previous year.

The region went from producing 378,315 tons of oranges in 2019 to 302,652 last year. Meanwhile, mandarins fell from 161,629 to 113,140 tons; lemon production remained at 16,200 tons, and grapefruit production decreased from 4,500 to 4,374 tons. According to the report, the campaign was influenced by the frosts at the end of winter 2019, and the lack of rains in summer.

199,347 tons of the citrus harvested in 2020 were destined for the domestic market. According to the report, there was a slight 4% increase in shipments to the Buenos Aires market mainly due to the increase in the volumes of oranges, as the volume of mandarins were almost the same as in 2019, and there was a decrease in the volumes of lemon and grapefruit.

The evolution of the domestic market's prices was good. In some cases, they doubled the prices of the beginning of the season, possibly driven by the effects of the pandemic.

Between 2019 and 2020, citrus exports –not including lemon– decreased by 14.6% and fell from 89 million dollars to 76 million dollars, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec).



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