USDA changes Florida citrus production projections in December Forecast

From Fresh Plaza | 13 December 2021

Overview of Florida’s citrus production, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on December 10, 2021. 

On December 9, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the Florida orange forecast at 46 million boxes. Total orange production is down 2% from the October forecast, but down 13% from last season’s final utilization.

The drop is in Florida non-Valencia production, which now stands at 18 million boxes. Current droppage is above average and is projected to be above average at harvest. The Navel forecast, included in the non-Valencia forecast, is unchanged at 450,000 boxes, and is 3% of the non-Valencia total. Navel size and droppage are above average.

Historical volumes (in Kg) of oranges from Florida in the US Market, last 20 years
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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Click here to read the December Forecast.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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