Orange Crop Matches 2018



WASHINGTON - Oct 10/19 - SNS -- The United States all orange forecast for the 2019-2020 season is 5.33 million tons, virtually unchanged from the 2018-2019 final utilization, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

The Florida all orange forecast, at 74.0 million boxes (3.33 million tons), is up 3% from last season's final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 32.0 million boxes (1.44 million tons), up 5% from last season's final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 42.0 million boxes (1.89 million tons), is up 2% from last season's final utilization.

The California Navel orange forecast is 47.0 million boxes (1.88 million tons), down 6% from last season's final utilization. The California Valencia orange forecast is 9.00 million boxes (360,000 tons), unchanged from last season's final utilization. The Texas all orange forecast, at 2.70 million boxes (115,000 tons), is up 8% from last season's final utilization.

Utilized Production of Citrus Fruits by Crop - States and United States: 2018-2019 and
Forecasted October 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       :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                            :    2018-2019    :    2019-2020    :    2018-2019    :    2019-2020
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                            :     ------ 1,000 boxes ------            ------ 1,000 tons -----
Oranges                     :
California, all ............:      49,800            47,000            1,992             1,880
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:      40,800            38,000            1,632             1,520
 Valencia ..................:       9,000             9,000              360               360
                            :
Florida, all ...............:      71,750            74,000            3,229             3,330
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:      30,400            32,000            1,368             1,440
 Valencia ..................:      41,350            42,000            1,861             1,890
                            :
Texas, all .................:       2,500             2,700              106               115
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:       2,210             2,050               94                87
 Valencia ..................:         290               650               12                28
                            :
United States, all .........:     124,050           123,700            5,327             5,325
 Early, mid, and Navel 2/ ..:      73,410            72,050            3,094             3,047
 Valencia ..................:      50,640            51,650            2,233             2,278
                            :
Grapefruit                  :
California .................:       3,200             4,200              128               168
Florida, all ...............:       4,510             4,600              192               196
 Red .......................:       3,740             3,900              159               166
 White .....................:         770               700               33                30
Texas ......................:       6,100             5,700              244               228
                            :
United States ..............:      13,810            14,500              564               592
                            :
Tangerines and mandarins 3/ :
California .................:      26,000            23,000            1,040               920
Florida ....................:         990             1,050               47                50
                            :
United States ..............:      26,990            24,050            1,087               970
                            :
Lemons                      :
Arizona ....................:       1,350             1,400               54                56
California .................:      22,800            20,000              912               800
                            :
United States ..............:      24,150            21,400              966               856
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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.