Argentina: Citrus Semi-annual

For MY 2019/20, Post´s estimate for fresh lemon production remains unchanged at 1.6 MMT down 10 percent from MY 2018/19. For fresh sweet citrus, Post decreased production estimates to 650,000 MT for oranges and 310,000 MT for tangerines, down 19 percent and 28 percent, respectively, from MY 2018/19. Lemon exports are estimated to increase to 320,000 MT while orange and tangerine exports are expected to remain unchanged at 70,000 MT and 35,000 MT. Argentine lemon exports to the U.S. in CY 2019 totaled 23,179 MT, and private sources estimate that exports could reach 30,000 MT in CY 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has not had a major impact on the activity of the Argentine citrus fruit industry.

Argentina: Citrus Semi-annual