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Sector | Citrus

South Africa initiates WTO dispute against EU citrus blackspot regulations

Star Ruby grapefruit added to spring citrus line

Europe's South African orange imports have fallen by 21% due to cold treatment

Green Fruits increased sales by 12%

"These results are the best defense of cooperativism”

Orange prices soar in Tehrathum due to cold storage facility

"Export volumes of Israeli citrus are about 35 per cent lower this season"

Francois Myburgh – Bet-El Fruits

Terrific grape season in Trawal

SunCandy citrus celebrates second year of Breakfast Club of Canada partnership with new campaign

Large size profile for California Navel oranges until the end of the season

Spain is flooded with Egyptian oranges


Citrus harvest projection has Florida growers optimistic

Temporary Employment Services could assist South African citrus industry

José Antonio García, director of Ailimpo: "The acreage has grown by 36% in 8 years"

"The current lemon crisis in Spain has not come as a surprise"

Australian best practice guide for citrus microbial food safety launched

São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt

Total orange production for the 2023-2024 crop season at 307.22 million boxes

Importers are getting ready for Southern Hemisphere citrus season

California Citrus Breeding Program expanding with Congressional support

Francesco Di Bari from Sapros Ltd on the Italian citrus season

"Orange prices were at times up to 20-30 percent above last year's level"

Allan Dodge with Pro Citrus Network

“Relationships are the biggest driver of our success”

Up to 400 million kilos of Spanish lemons will remain unharvested

Hendro Firmanto - Restu Hajat Keluarga

"We are also looking further afield, to markets such as Europe, US, Middle East and China"

MSC introduces new direct EU service for citrus shipped out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Jaco Burger – Market Demand Fruits

Western Cape citrus growers pay attention to California’s early exit

Lemon prices soar in India

Turkish citrus sector mobilizes to prevent the spread of Greening disease

The devaluation of the Egyptian pound further increases the competitiveness of Egyptian oranges in Europe

Port International
Philippe Peiró from Port International Sourcing on the Spanish citrus season:

"From February, supply and demand have stabilized once again"

High demand from Saudi Arabia and Jordan for Egyptian citrus during Ramadan

Tough final stretch of Chile’s stone fruit season

EU regulations will affect SA’s orange exports in the coming citrus season

Port of Cape Town closed since Thursday

Gale force winds “sounding like aeroplanes flying over” batter the Cape

Nearly 450,000 tons of citrus were imported to Novorossiysk, Russia in the first quarter

Ramadan demand rescues Egyptian citrus exports in a difficult context

Citrus industry hoping for speedy outcome

Shipping line's legal challenge delays privatization of Durban Pier 2

Citrus fruit statistics

EU monthly oranges imports: Egypt is largest contributor with 70,604 tons in March

Lemon export forecast up substantially

Significant decrease in Chile’s exports of clementines expected

Citrus farming is primary fruit-growing sector in Paraná state

Transnet outlines actions to support 15% growth in citrus exports for 2024 season

NZ and Australia look to develop smaller, more efficient, and higher yielding avocado and citrus trees

More Colombian lime shipments expected in the next five years

Vicente Quirante, from Quivia:

"One of our latest bets is the mandarin that's revolutionizing the US market"

Pará state has an important role in Brazilian citrus cultivation

Stable season for Turkish citrus

Lemon prices soar in India due to production shortfall

Jacobus van Staden – Soleil Sitrus/Sunfed

Soleil Sitrus’ natural inclination towards the Far East

Norwegians eating less fresh produce while grocery industry makes record high turnover

Using multispectral cameras to determine oranges' suitability for various products

Carles Peris, from La Unió Llauradora i Ramadera:

"Promotion is essential: we're not just competing with other countries, but with other products on the shelves"

Increases in export volumes estimated for South Africa's 2024 citrus season

Limoré in high-end supermarkets and restaurants in Tokyo and Yokohama

"Our lemon is now available on the Japanese market”

Patricia Antón, from Cultivar, on the lime market in Spain:

"In the coming weeks, we expect prices to return to the high levels recorded at the beginning of the year"


Fresh orange juice scarce in Tampa Bay region

Georgia citrus industry focuses on diversity to combat disease

Etna's Terra dei Limoni

"Our lemons are available in the summer, too"

Fruit and tree nut grower prices lower in early 2024

March 2024 U.S. citrus crop forecast at 4.85 million tons

"This citrus season is simply unprofitable"

Citrus start gives a good feeling

Botswana citrus project yields positive results

Farmer produces oranges, Star Ruby pomelos and lemons on 250ha in Letsitele valley

Australian Centre for International Agriculral Research

ACIAR-funded project is set to explore new research initiatives for Vietnam's citrus sector

Florida Citrus Statistics 2022-2023

Florida share of 2022-2023 US citrus production came in at 18.1 million boxes

Juan Pablo Duque, CEO of Equilibria Agro:

“We will export 70 containers of Colombian limes and double it to the US and Europe next year"

Lemon: the citrus king in art and culture

Florida orange juice industry weathers compounding pressures

Redefining agriculture in Utah with local citrus cultivation

Marc de Bruijn, Green Goose Exotics:

"Prime market for limes due to spring weather and low volumes from Brazil"

Rob Cullum - Pacific Produce

"Due to good US market, Peru and Colombia have not really entered Europe in a meaningful way so far this year"

New marketing agency likely for Florida Department of Citrus

Small change, big impact:

TFC Holland eliminates over 15 tons of plastic waste in the pomelo supply chain

AgrigateOne invites industry to test-drive its market intelligence beta product

Ukraine’s top 5 favorite winter fruits

Mandarins overtake bananas, but what about apples?

AVA-ASAJA calls for investigation into up to 30% drop in citrus prices

Marijuana haul in orange shipment intercepted in Ohio

Deadly storm had minimal impact on Brazil's fresh produce sector

Clemengold marks 20 years of success in South Africa

Genesis Fresh -

New Spanish citrus variety Onix launched worldwide

PASAM Agrumi

Spanish competition looms over Sicilian lemons

Víctor Fuster, from Germans Fuster:

"Pigmented oranges have a quite a promising future, but their potential has yet to be untapped"

National television, March 29

Florida citrus growers heading indoors to survive

Motta Cooperativa Agricola

In Sicily fruit orchards have been irrigated for several months now

Demand for South African citrus on the rise in India

Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa welcomes new Chairman Gerrit van der Merwe

Ramadan demand boosts lemon prices in Bangladesh

Giovanni Scavo, sales manager of the Sicilian cooperative Il Girasole

"We're able to compete thanks to the Italian consumer, who appreciates our citrus products"

Nutrano Produce Group -

New seedless lemon prepacks allow Australians to squeeze with ease

Raúl Mingorance Aguilera, President of Agrupa El Valle cooperative:

"Our location has ensured that we have faced neither drought issues nor fruit setting problems in our oranges"

California citrus growers can join program aimed at enhancing climate resilience and sustainability

Currency depreciation makes citrus from Egypt and Turkey very competitive

Prices for limes expected to rise as shipped volumes reduce

Tunisian citrus fruit exports reached TND 22 million by 11 March 2024

Argentina’s citrus sector hopes to recover in 2024 after bad 2023 season

President Mokgweetsi Masisi celebrates inaugural harvest of Selebi Phikwe Citrus Project

Botswana sees first harvest from the Selebi Phikwe citrus initiative

Deep Fake Photo

Lemon auctioned for rs 35,000 at Tamil Nadu temple

Benoît Maillard-Guillon, Établissements Meseguer

Sluggish citrus market

The Chilean citrus industry's growth and future challenges

David Usó, of Frutinter:

"The gap for the export of Spanish mandarins and oranges appears to be narrowing"

Francisco J. Bernal, of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de Andalucía:

"Iflux of oranges and mandarins from third countries through Andalusian ports has saturated the market and caused prices to plummet"

Fitness instructor swaps deodorant for lemons, claims effective odor control

Egypt's agricultural export strategy focuses on farmer support

Price of Kaji Nemu rises after being declared state fruit in Assam

Juan Antonio Martínez, from Toñifruit:

"In light of this situation, what we need to do is promote lemon consumption"

Bergamot oranges: good harvest expectations, but phytosanitary challenges

Palma del Río celebrates Orange Month

"Our producers are wholeheartedly committed to producing the world's finest oranges"

Brazilian orange juice processors finished 2023 with low stocks

"Business unusual at end of South Africa's bumper deciduous harvest and start of citrus season"

Florida citrus industry celebrates budget wins worth $47 million

Tighter supply of small lemons from California

Botswana's inaugural citrus harvest set for export

Colombian company aims to export 500 containers of Tahiti lime per year

The country was the origin of 95.7% of the oranges imported from non-EU countries

Egyptian orange imports in the EU set records in February

Demand for Ojai Pixie mandarins outweighs supply


Red Sea disruptions challenge Egyptian citrus exports

Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division

CPDPD has updated requirements for moving bulk citrus fruit from Asian citrus psyllid quarantine zones

After a decade, Vietnamese market opens for South African oranges

Abrupt end to the Berkane citrus campaign

“There’s hope for Cape Town Port turnaround despite challenges”

Hannes de Waal – Sundays River Citrus Company

“There will doubtless be room for high quality lemons in Europe before August.”

“Some new Sichuan citrus varieties have promising prospects”

Florida Citrus Statistics 2022-2023

Florida's orange production is down 62 percent from the previous season

Egyptian oranges exported at the same price as the local market

Citrus farmers in Botswana excited about export opportunities

Vietnam market now open to South African oranges

Fruit transports from Pakistan to Russia open up lucrative markets for local growers and exporters

Mexican organic orchards offer better psyllid control

Lemon price cap set in Bangladesh

Juan Ignacio, KJI Trade LLC -

"I'm starting to load lemons from South Africa to Greece next week, Argentina will be ready soon"

LA UNIÓ reiterates the need to investigate possible dumping of Egyptian citrus in the EU market

Loretta brand does well on the foreign markets

Oranges - they sell well if they're good