China: Citrus Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2022-0135

After several years of consistent growth, China’s citrus production in marketing year (MY) 2022/23 is expected to remain steady as the market deals with continuing COVID challenges, unfavorable weather, and phytosanitary issues. Orange production is expected to increase slightly, despite key production areas being hit by the summer drought. Tangerine and mandarin production is forecast downward by 500,000 metric tons (MT) in MY 2022/23, as farmers deal with unfavorable weather and citrus greening disease. Grapefruit production is also forecasted down by 50,000 MT. Despite economic woes, citrus demand remains strong. as Health-conscious consumers, aided by an expanding e-commerce sector, seek out products rich in vitamin C.

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