States Department of Agriculture
Trade and U.S. Export
- U.S. orange exports in 2000/01 are forecast to reach
525,000 metric tons, 2 percent more than shipments last
season. A larger orange crop and likely strong demand in
leading markets is expected to improve U.S. orange export
expectations in 2000/01. Also, the reduction in exports
from some key Mediterranean citrus producing countries
should lead to improved opportunities for U.S. orange
sales this season. Asian countries will continue to boost
U.S. export performance this season. Moreover, U.S.
orange shipments this season should benefit from a larger
Korean quota. Traditionally, markets in Asia account for
more than 60 percent of total U.S. annual orange
shipments. Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea, in that order,
lead U.S. orange sales to Asia. U.S. orange exports in
1999/2000 totaled 516,288 tons, valued at $287 million.
Exports to Canada, the United States top single market,
reached 163,660, valued $74 million.
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