Huge Jump in Orange Output Seen



WASHINGTON - Oct 11/18 - SNS -- The United States all orange forecast for the 2018-2019 season is 5.62 million tons, up 43% from the 2017-2018 final utilization, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates.

The Florida all orange forecast, at 79.0 million boxes (3.56 million tons), is up 76% from last season's final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 34.0 million boxes (1.53 million tons), up 79% from last season's final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 45.0 million boxes (2.03 million tons), is up 73% from last season's final utilization.

The California Navel orange forecast is 49.0 million boxes (1.96 million tons), up 8% from last season's final utilization. The California Valencia orange forecast is 9.00 million boxes (360,000 tons), down 5% from last season's final utilization. The Texas all orange forecast, at 2.40 million boxes (103,000 tons), is up 28% from last season's final utilization.