Agronometrics in Charts: Snapshot of citrus prices in the U.S. market

By Agronometrics | 29 June 2021

This week we’ll take a look at the average citrus prices in the U.S. spot market and compare them to previous years.

Grapefruit

We’ll begin with grapefruit, which have been experiencing prices far higher than 2020 for much of this year.

Looking at the chart below, we can see that in week 24 this year, the average price was around US$1.49 per kilo, which is 37 percent higher year-on-year. The supply origins are Mexico, California, Arizona and Texas.

Prices of non-organic grapefruit in U.S. market (USD per kilo)
citrus in charts grapefruit
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Lemons

Lemon prices have been higher than last year but generally within the range of the last four years on average. Prices have remained stable during the whole year, rising slightly in the last few weeks.

In week 24 the average price was $1.89 per kilo, which is 24 percent higher than in 2020. The origins are Arizona, California, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

Prices of non-organic lemons in U.S. market (USD per kilo)
citrus in charts lemons
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Oranges

Prices of oranges have remained above 2020 levels for much of this year so far, only falling below in the last three weeks.

Prices in week 24 were 12 percent lower year-on-year at $1.09 per kilo, with supplies coming from Arizona, California, Mexico and Texas.

Prices of non-organic oranges in U.S. market (USD per kilo)
citrus in charts oranges
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Limes

Prices of limes have been well above 2020 levels for much of the year, following the same trend seen in 2019 and 2018. Over recent weeks, they have arrived at a similar level to last year.

Prices were just 2 percent higher in week 24 at $0.55 per kilo, with supplies coming exclusively from Mexico.

Prices of non-organic limes in U.S. market (USD per kilo)
citrus in charts limes
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Clementines

Clementines are somewhat of an exception in the citrus category this year, with prices over the last several weeks lower year-on-year.

In week 24 average pries were registered at $2.08 per kilo, which is 15 percent lower than 2020. The supplying origins are Peru, Morocco and Chile.

Prices of non-organic clementines in U.S. market (USD per kilo)
citrus in charts clementines
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Written by: Cristian Crespo F.
Original published in FreshFruitPortal.com on June 29, 2020 (Link)

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