U.S. Orange Harvest Shrinks



WASHINGTON - Jun 11/20 - SNS -- The United States all orange forecast for the 2019-2020 season is 5.08 million tons, down 2% from the previous forecast and down 6% from the 2018-2019 final utilization, according to the USDA's latest production estimates.

The Florida all orange forecast, at 67.7 million boxes (3.04 million tons), is down 3% from the previous forecast and down 6% from last season's final utilization. In Florida, early, midseason, and Navel varieties are forecast at 29.7 million boxes (1.33 million tons), unchanged from the previous forecast but down 2% from last season's final utilization.

The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 38.0 million boxes (1.71 million tons), is down 5% from the previous forecast and 8% below last season's final utilization. California and Texas orange production forecasts were carried forward from the previous forecast

Utilized Production of Citrus Fruits by Crop - States and United States: 2018-2019 and
Forecasted June 1, 2020
[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 2/ .........:      51,400            48,500            2,056             1,940
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:      42,000            40,000            1,680             1,600
 Valencia ..................:       9,400             8,500              376               340
                            :
Florida, all ...............:      71,850            67,650            3,233             3,044
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:      30,400            29,650            1,368             1,334
 Valencia ..................:      41,450            38,000            1,865             1,710
                            :
Texas, all 2/ ..............:       2,500             2,300              106                98
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:       2,210             1,800               94                77
 Valencia ..................:         290               500               12                21
                            :
United States, all .........:     125,750           118,450            5,395             5,082
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:      74,610            71,450            3,142             3,011
 Valencia ..................:      51,140            47,000            2,253             2,071
                            :
Grapefruit                  :
California 2/ ..............:       4,100             4,300              164               172
Florida, all ...............:       4,510             4,890              192               208
 Red .......................:       3,740             4,100              159               174
 White .....................:         770               790               33                34
Texas 2/ ...................:       6,100             5,800              244               232
                            :
United States ..............:      14,710            14,990              600               612
                            :
Tangerines and mandarins 4/ :
California 2/ ..............:      26,500            23,000            1,060               920
Florida ....................:         990             1,020               47                48
                            :
United States ..............:      27,490            24,020            1,107               968
                            :
Lemons 2/                   :
Arizona ....................:       1,350             1,900               54                76
California .................:      23,700            21,000              948               840
                            :
United States ..............:      25,050            22,900            1,002               916
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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/ Estimates for current year carried forward from an earlier forecast.
3/ Navel and miscellaneous varieties in California. Early (including Navel) and midseason varieties
   in Florida and Texas.
4/ Includes tangelos and tangors.