USDA Publishes Chile Citrus Semi-Annual Report

On June 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published the Citrus Semi-Annual Report for Chile for the 2022/23 market year. The report states:

  • Lemon production will increase by 26.4 percent and total 172,000 MT (metric tons) due to favorable weather. Exports will increase by 33.9 percent and reach 75,000 MT due to higher production and a decrease in costs.
  • Orange production will increase by 6.1 percent and exports will increase by 4.7 percent, totaling 174,000 MT and 90,000 MT, respectively due to increased rainfall and no frost damage.
  • Mandarin production will increase by 26.5 percent and total 215,000 MT, based on an increase in yields and new orchards coming into production. Mandarin exports will total 180,000 metric tons.

Also of note:

  • In March, Chile gained market access to Mexico for the export of lemons, clementines and mandarins under a new systems inspection approach that will avoid methyl bromide fumigation, which will extend post-harvest quality.

View a more detailed summary of the report from Bryant Christie Inc. here.

View the full report from USDA FAS here.

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