Italy: Citrus Semi Annual

Italy’s MY (marketing year) 2016/17 orange and tangerine productions are expected to drop severely by 38 and 25 percent respectively compared to MY 2015/16 due to lack of summer rains and the citrus tristeza virus (CTV) that affected approximately 45,000 hectares (ha) of citrus groves in the provinces of Catania and Siracusa (Sicily). Italy’s MY 2016/17 lemon production is expected to be on average compared to the poor MY 2015/16 campaign, thanks to autumn rainfall that proved particularly beneficial for fruit quality and calibers.

Italy: Citrus Semi Annual