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U.S. Citrus Output Mixed

WASHINGTON - Feb 9/21 - SNS -- Output of cirtus fruits other than oragnes is up over last year, according to the latest USDA estimates.

The United States 2020-2021 grapefruit crop is forecast at 564,000 tons, unchanged from the previous forecast but up 5% from last season's final utilization. In Florida, expected production, at 4.60 million boxes (196,000 tons), is unchanged from the previous forecast but down 5% from last year. California and Texas grapefruit production forecast were carried forward from the previous forecast.

The United States tangerine and mandarin crop is forecast at 970,000 tons, down slightly from the previous forecast but up 5% from last season's final utilization. The Florida tangerine and mandarin forecast, at 1.05 million boxes (50,000 tons) is down 5% from the previous forecast but up 3% from last season. The California tangerine and mandarin forecast was carried forward from the previous forecast.

Utilized Production of Citrus Fruits by Crop - States and United States: 2019-2020 and
Forecasted February 1, 2021
[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       :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                            :    2019-2020    :    2020-2021    :    2019-2020    :    2020-2021
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                            :     ------ 1,000 boxes ------            ------ 1,000 tons -----
Oranges                     :
California, all 2/ .........:      53,300            51,000            2,132             2,040
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:      44,300            42,000            1,772             1,680
 Valencia ..................:       9,000             9,000              360               360
                            :
Florida, all ...............:      67,300            56,000            3,028             2,520
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:      29,650            22,000            1,334               990
 Valencia ..................:      37,650            34,000            1,694             1,530
                            :
Texas, all 2/ ..............:       1,340             1,500               57                64
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:       1,150             1,300               49                55
 Valencia ..................:         190               200                8                 9
                            :
United States, all .........:     121,940           108,500            5,217             4,624
 Early, mid, and Navel 3/ ..:      75,100            65,300            3,155             2,725
 Valencia ..................:      46,840            43,200            2,062             1,899
                            :
Grapefruit                  :
California 2/ ..............:       3,800             4,200              152               168
Florida, all ...............:       4,850             4,600              207               196
 Red 4/ ....................:       4,060              (NA)              173              (NA)
 White 4/ ..................:         790              (NA)               34              (NA)
Texas 2/ ...................:       4,400             5,000              176               200
                            :
United States ..............:      13,050            13,800              535               564
                            :
Tangerines and mandarins 5/ :
California 2/ ..............:      22,000            23,000              880               920
Florida ....................:       1,020             1,050               48                50
                            :
United States ..............:      23,020            24,050              928               970
                            :
Lemons 2/                   :
Arizona ....................:       1,800             1,900               72                76
California .................:      25,700            24,000            1,028               960
                            :
United States ..............:      27,500            25,900            1,100             1,036
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(NA) Not available.
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/   Estimates discontinued in 2020-2021.
5/   Includes tangelos and tangors.

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