Argentina: Citrus Semi-annual

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For MY 2020/21, Post’s revises its estimate for fresh lemon production to 1.15 million metric tons (metric tons), up 12 percent from prior estimates, as summer rains offset some drought impacts. For fresh sweet citrus production, Post lowers its production estimate to 670,000 MT for oranges with a stable production forecast for tangerines at 360,000 MT. Lemon and orange exports are forecast to decrease to 180,000 MT and 70,000 MT, respectively, a decrease of 10,000 MT for each fruit, while tangerine exports are expected to remain flat at 35,000 MT. The COVID-19 pandemic has not had a major impact on the activity of the citrus industry.

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