Agronometrics in Charts: A snapshot of tangerines, a new fruit in Agronometrics

By Agronometrics | 9 March 2021

They’re not mandarins, they’re not tangelos, they’re not clementines, and they’re not oranges…they’re tangerines!

This week, we want to introduce you to a new fruit that will be available from now on in the Agronometrics platform – tangerines.

Its scientific name is Citrus tangerina Tanaka, it is a subspecies of Citrus reticulata (mandarins), and in most cases they are known under the name of mandarins.

The word “tangerine” was originally an adjective meaning “native to Tangier”, a port in Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar, the adjective was later applied to the fruit, once known as “Citrus nobilis var. tangerina”, which grew in the Tangier region. They are distinct, in turn, from the Tangelos (Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore).

We will begin a tour of the historical volumes of Tangerines in the U.S. market, which as the graph shows, showed an explosive increase from 2017 onwards. This is mainly because the USDA started reporting the fruit coming from California.

Historical volume (KG) of tangerines in the U.S. market
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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In recent years, the main origins of tangerines in the U.S. market have been California, Chile, Peru, Morocco and Florida. Although volumes from Florida have gradually decreased, while shipments from Chile and Peru have been increasing, as shown in the following graph.

Volumes of tangerines in the U.S. market, by origin
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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

The average price of non-organic Tangerines in the US market was USD 1.87/kg – 18% lower than those of 2019.

Prices (USD/KG) of tangerines in the U.S. market
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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

We invite you to visit www.agronometrics.com and review the statistics of Tangerines in the U.S. market, as well as many other fruits available on the platform.

Customers of Agronometrics can add Tangerines to their list of fruits in setup https://www.agronometrics.com/system/settings/setup/

Written by: Cristian Crespo F.
Original published in FreshFruitPortal.com on March 09, 2021 (Link)

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