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EU-28 citrus production in the 2016/17 marketing year is likely to reach 11 million tons, meaning growth of 3.3% on 2015/16, according to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service analysts.

EU-28 citrus production in the 2016/17 marketing year is likely to reach 11 million tons, meaning growth of 3.3% on 2015/16, according to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service analysts.

Having overtakes berries, citrus is now America’s 2nd fastest growing fruit category.

The spend on citrus fruit in the United States grew 8.2% year-on-year in the 52 weeks to July 30 to reach just under $3 billion.

“We take care of the entire logistics chain as well as selecting and purchasing the product from the producer at source. Above all, we work with our producer partners such as Filósofo, Exportaciones Cistar, Frutas Tono, Frutas Gagnon and Dracma, all of whom are citrus companies,” said manager Marc Frat.

For five years now, with eight people employed and undergoing a process of diversification, Cinatur Group, the commercial consortium created to develop new markets, supplies within Europe directly

Vicente Trapani produced 27,000 tons of lemon last season and is currently engaged in the transformation of mountain areas for fruit growing, thus expects around 38,000 tons this year, according to general manager Esteban Lazzo.

The Vicente Trapani firm was founded in 1935, starting out as a citrus smallholding.

2015-2016 was an exceptional year for lemons, with strong demand and high prices, according to La Costiera owner Ferdinando Vinaccia.

There are great expectations for the Campana lemon, which is experiencing a positive season.

The M7 is an early Navel orange which matures from mid-October in the Northern Hemisphere, approximately 3 weeks earlier than any other navel.

The producers of the new variety of early orange, M7, have gone in with all guns blazing to launch it on the market.

Fama has  7,000 ha of citrus farms in the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, with 50% oranges and 50% mandarins.

Thirty years after it was founded, Fama S.A. now occupies a significant place within the production and exportation of fresh citrus from Entre Ríos and Corrientes, Argentina.

“Years ago, exporting Spanish citruses to Asia or America was unthinkable, but nowadays we can do it thanks to the emergence of these new varieties, which can withstand a voyage of several weeks.”

A pioneer in exporting Navelina and with over 60 years’ experience in the business, the company Exportaciones Aranda is characterised by backing new varieties which will distinguish it from the res

El Limonar currently sells about 4,000 tons of organic citrus a year but aims to reach between 8,000-10,000 tons within five years.

T he main Spanish lemon cooperative, El Limonar de Santomera, has just started running the most modern installations for preparing 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. 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.

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