The first update of the 2023–24 orange crop forecast for the São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt confirmed the initial May forecast of 309.34 million boxes. Fundecitrus announced the update on September 11.
The forecast for Hamlin, Westin and Rubi varieties was increased 3.5% to 58.09 million boxes. Other early-season varieties climbed 1.6% to 18.51 million boxes. The Pera Rio forecast decreased 2.3% to 96.68 million boxes. Valencia and Valencia Folha Murcha varieties were unchanged at 105.23 million boxes. The Natal variety was unchanged at 30.83 million boxes.
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