Brazil: Citrus Semi-annual

The Brazilian orange crop for Marketing Year (MY) 2019/20 is forecast at 382.8 million 40.8-kg boxes (MBx) or 15.6 million metric tons (MMT), a decrease of 19 percent relative to the previous season. The decline is due to the alternate bearing phenomenon in the Sao Paulo citrus belt and weather related issues. Total Brazilian FCOJ 65 Brix equivalent exports for MY 2019/20 are forecast at 965,000 metric tons (MT), a drop of 177,000 mt relative to MY 2018/19 due to expected lower availability of oranges for crushing in the upcoming season. Cumulative orange juice exports to the United States (July 2019 – May 2020) decreased 16 percent compared to the same period in the previous season due to the recovery of the orange crop in Florida and the high U.S. stock/use ratio.

Brazil: Citrus Semi-annual