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Andalusia's citrus production increases by 7% this campaign

According to an analysis of the 2020-2021 citrus campaign, carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Junta de Andalusia, the region's total citrus production exceeded 2.3 million tons, i.e. 7% more than in the last season. This increase is mainly due to the rise experienced by both sweet orange (+ 8.6%) and lemon (+ 6.9%). The volume of mandarins also increased but was similar to the volume achieved in the 2019-2020 campaign (+ 0.5%).

Andalusia produced more than 1.7 million tons of oranges in the 2020-2021 campaign, concentrating 73.3% of the total citrus produced in the region. Mandarins accounted for 20% of the citrus production with 467,500 tons, while lemon accounts for 5.1% with almost 118,350 tons. The production of grapefruits, bitter oranges, and other citrus fruits amounted to 38,400 tons.

Seville concentrates more than 44% of Andalusia's total citrus production. This province is followed by Huelva with 23% of the total, Cordoba with almost 15%, Almeria with 8.5%; the province of Malaga with 6%, Cadiz with 2.5%, and Granada with 0.4%.

The Ministry of Agriculture had the collaboration of 23 Andalusian Fruit and Vegetable Producers Organizations (OPFH) that provided the necessary data to prepare this analysis of the summary of the 2020-2021 citrus campaign. In total, these entities gather 12,900 hectares, an area that corresponds to 15.8% of the citrus production area of the Andalusian Autonomous Community.

 

Source: agrodigital.com 


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