Produce/Citrus

Average citrus prices earned by Spanish farmers have fallen since the start of the season, especially for the Fino lemon.

China’s Sichuan orange production increased by around 15% this year, continuing the upward trend of recent years.

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) is protesting against several large supermarket chains which are selling citrus fruit at loss-leaders.

Over the past two seasons, citrus consumption has been slow to recover in Western Europe.

Spanish political party from Valencia, La Unión, has demanded that citrus fruits be added to the list of crops at risk of plague covered by Artícle 42 of EU regulation 2016/2031.

Between 2004, when there was 28,500 ha of organic citrus fruit grown worldwide and 2015, the area more than doubled to nearly 71,000 ha.

Spanish orange prices remained high throughout the 2016/17 campaign Starting in October 2016 at €0.57/kg, by August 2017 they were as high as €0.69/kg.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida amount to over $2.5 billion.

According to Rosstat (official Russian Statistic bureau), average retail price for 1 kilo of oranges amounted to some 1.50 euro in July 2017, comparing to 1.10 euro last July.

In 2016, FGF Trapani’s fresh lemon exports accounted for 9-10% of the total exported from Argentina.

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