Chile: Citrus Semi-Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CI2024-0011
In marketing year (MY) 2023/24, with an increasing trend in area planted and assuming regular yields, Post estimates lemon production to grow by 6.7 percent and reach 175,000 (MT) metric tons. Chilean lemon exports will increase 8.8 percent, totaling 74,000 metric tons. In MY 2023/24, Post estimates lower orange area planted due to continued tight margins. As such, Chilean orange production will decrease by 1.6 percent and total 177,000 metric tons. Orange exports will follow and decrease by 3.2 percent totaling 92,000 metric tons. In MY 2023/24, due to drought in the top Chilean mandarin-producing region, mandarin production will decrease by 9.7 percent and total 242,000 metric tons. Likewise, mandarin exports will drop to 211,000 MT which represents a 10.6 percent decrease from MY 2023/24.

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