Global orange production for 2020–21 is forecast to rise 3.6 million metric tons from the previous year to 49.4 million metric tons. Favorable weather leading to larger crops in Brazil and Mexico will offset declines in Turkey and the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Consequently, consumption, processing fruit, and fresh exports are also forecasted higher.
Brazil orange production is forecast to grow 14 percent to 16.9 million tons based on expected favorable weather, bloom, and fruit set. Fresh orange consumption is forecast to be flat, while oranges for processing are up 2 million tons to 12.2 million.
Mexico orange production is forecast to rebound by more than half to 4 million tons after drought decimated last year’s crop. Greater supplies will lead to greater consumption and more fruit used for processing.
China’s production is projected up slightly to 7.5 million tons on favorable weather. Consumption is up with the increase in production, while fewer oranges are expected to be used for processing. Imports are forecast to be flat with top suppliers expected to remain in Egypt, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and the European Union (EU).
EU production is forecast up 6 percent to 6.6 million tons due to favorable weather and an increase in area harvested as new orchards in Italy begin production. Imports are down while consumption, processing oranges, and exports are all up on higher supplies.
U.S. production is forecast to fall 13 percent to 4.1 million tons with production in Florida forecast to drop 20 percent due to above-average droppage. Consumption, exports, and fruit for processing are all forecast to be down with the drop in production, though imports are expected to be up.
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