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Exports of Peruvian mandarins have made Peru the seventh biggest supplier of this fruit in the world, as well as the most significant exporter in Latin America. With the US, UK, the Netherlands and Canada at the forefront, Brazil now also imports this Peruvian citrus.

Exports of Peruvian mandarins have made Peru the seventh biggest supplier of this fruit in the world, as well as the most significant exporter in Latin America.

The new Rocca Imperiale lemon consortium aims to focus on sales channels capable of highlighting the excellence of the lemon and strengthening the identity of the PGI product.

The new consortium aims to focus on sales channels capable of highlighting the excellence of the lemon and strengthening the identity of the PGI product.

Florida Citrus Commission chairman and Lake Wales citrus grower Ellis Hunt welcomed the fact the forecast came in higher than initial estimates. “I’m looking forward to the day we can see this number start rising again,” Hunt said.

The first season forecasts for Florida Citrus predict 70 million boxes of oranges and 9.6 million boxes of grapefruit.

The lemon has many little-known benefits so marketing is a must for boosting consumption.

One should start to talk of lemons with their qualities as a condiment, beginning to position them as a healthy kind of fruit that even has therapeutic properties.

The Citrus Management Committee (CGC) has taken stock and estimates exports at 3.64 million tons, at the expense of a considerable drop in processing into juice and losses.

In 2015, total imports of lemons inside and outside the EU reached 1.08 million tons for a total value of €1.22 billion.

In 2015, total imports of lemons inside and outside the EU reached 1.08 million tons for a total value of €1.22 billion.

Ailimpo said the Spanish lemon campaign is underway but with small volumes so far because of Southern Hemisphere stocks remain. It will pick up to full pace in October, when fresh lemons from Spain replace the older Southern Hemisphere fruit.

Spain is in line for a 2016/17 lemon harvest of 980,000 tons, up 22% on last season, according to the latest forecast by Ailimpo, the Spanish interprofessional association for lemons and grapefruit

One of Daifressh success factors is being able to deliver anywhere in Central and Eastern Europe within 72 hours, ensuring quality trough comprehensive traceability.

Valencian company Daifressh had yet another good performance in the 2015-2016 export campaign, with more than 100 million kg of citrus fruits, vegetables and stone fruits exported.

Export markets are also showing increased demand for Yichang citrus fruit. The Chinese site says more than 200,000 tons of citrus were exported from Yichang last year and the volume is growing every year.

Record citrus production of 3.5 million tons - up 20% on last year - is expected this year in Yichang, China.

Citromax increases its export potential

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