Australia: Citrus Annual

Australian fresh orange production in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 (April 2020-March 2021) is forecast at 500,000 metric tons, down slightly from the revised MY 2018/19 estimate. Dry conditions are expected to impact production and also boost water expenses for producers. Oranges are Australia’s largest fresh fruit export by volume and second largest by value (after table grapes). Exports are also forecast to fall slightly in MY 2019/20, but still remain at levels similar to the previous three years. China remains the largest market for Australian oranges, although exports to other markets in Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East have increased this past year. 

Australia: Citrus Annual