Crop Production: Orange Production Up Slightly from March Forecast

April 10, 2018 11:23 AM
 
According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, orange production is up slightly from March forecast.

The United States all orange forecast for the 2017-2018 season is 3.90 million tons, up slightly from last month but down 23 percent from the 2016-2017 revised final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 45.0 million boxes (2.03 million tons), is unchanged from last month but down 35 percent from last season's revised final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast, at 19.0 million boxes (855,000 tons), unchanged from last month but down 42 percent from last season's final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 26.0 million boxes (1.17 million tons), is unchanged from last month but down 27 percent from last season's revised final utilization. 

The California all orange forecast is 44.5 million boxes (1.78 million tons), unchanged from the previous forecast but down 8 percent from last  season's revised final utilization. The California Navel orange forecast, at 35.0 million boxes (1.40 million tons), is unchanged from previous forecast but down 11 percent from last season's final utilization. The California Valencia orange forecast is 9.50 million boxes (380,000 tons), unchanged from last month but up 6 percent from last season's revised final utilization. The Texas all orange forecast, at 2.11 million boxes (90,000 tons), is up 15 percent from the previous forecast and up 54 percent from last season's final utilization. 

 

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