Orange Harvest Rises 1%



WASHINGTON - Jul 11/19 - SNS -- The United States all orange forecast for the 2018-2019 season is 5.33 million tons, up 1% from last month and up 36% from the 2017-2018 final utilization, according to the latest USDA production forecast for 2019.

The Florida all orange forecast, at 71.6 million boxes (3.22 million tons), is up slightly from last month and up 59% from last season's final utilization.

Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 30.4 million boxes (1.37 million tons), unchanged from last month but up 60% from last season's final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 41.2 million boxes (1.85 million tons), is up slightly from last month and up 58% from last season's final utilization.

The California all orange forecast is 50.0 million boxes (2.00 million tons), up 2% from the previous forecast and up 10% from last season's final utilization. The California Navel orange forecast, at 40.0 million boxes (1.60 million tons), is unchanged from the previous forecast but up 11% from last season's final utilization.

The California Valencia orange forecast is 10.0 million boxes (400,000 tons), up 11% from last month and up 5% from last season's final utilization. The Texas all orange forecast, at 2.49 million boxes (106,000 tons), is up 33% from the previous forecast and up 32% from last season's final utilization.


Utilized Production of Citrus Fruits by Crop - States and United States: 2017-2018 and
Forecasted July 1, 2019
[The crop year begins with the bloom of the first year shown and ends with the completion of
harvest the following year]
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                            :   Utilized production boxes 1/    :Utilized production ton equivalent
       Crop and State       :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                            :    2017-2018    :    2018-2019    :    2017-2018    :    2018-2019
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                            :     ------ 1,000 boxes ------            ------ 1,000 tons -----
Oranges                     :
California, all ............:     45,400             50,000            1,816             2,000
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:     35,900             40,000            1,436             1,600
 Valencia ..................:      9,500             10,000              380               400
                            :
Florida, all ...............:     45,050             71,600            2,028             3,222
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:     18,950             30,400              853             1,368
 Valencia ..................:     26,100             41,200            1,175             1,854
                            :
Texas, all .................:      1,880              2,490               80               106
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:      1,530              2,200               65                94
 Valencia ..................:        350                290               15                12
                            :
United States, all .........:     92,330            124,090            3,924             5,328
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:     56,380             72,600            2,354             3,062
 Valencia ..................:     35,950             51,490            1,570             2,266
                            :
Grapefruit                  :
California .................:      4,000              4,500              160               180
Florida, all ...............:      3,880              4,510              165               192
 Red .......................:      3,180              3,740              135               159
 White .....................:        700                770               30                33
Texas ......................:      4,800              6,100              192               244
                            :
United States ..............:     12,680             15,110              517               616
                            :
Tangerines and mandarins 3/ :
California .................:     19,200             21,000              768               840
Florida ....................:        750                990               36                47
                            :
United States ..............:     19,950             21,990              804               887
                            :
Lemons                      :
Arizona ....................:      1,000              1,390               40                56
California .................:     21,200             21,000              848               840
                            :
United States ..............:     22,200             22,390              888               896
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1/ Net pounds per box: oranges in California-80, Florida-90, Texas-85; grapefruit in California-80,
   Florida-85, Texas-80; tangerines and mandarins in California-80, Florida-95; lemons-80.
2/ Navel and miscellaneous varieties in California. Early (including Navel) and midseason varieties
   in Florida and Texas.
3/ Includes tangelos and tangors.