"Due to the bad weather last Spring, we see a dramatic decrease in blood orange production," he says. "A 35-40% decrease is expected in production for blood oranges, a 10% reduction for clementines and a 10% increase for tangerines." A 10-15% reduction for orange production and a -10% for lemons are also expected.
"In average, sizes should be bigger than last year. On the other hand, the lack of rain could affect the right growth of fruit."
"Market demand is now stable and grower prices will be higher. Unfortunately it will be difficult for growers to compensate such significant loss in volume" Laudani concludes.
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