Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry is expected to experience growth in the next five years, as demand for fruit grows despite an expected dip in 2013. Government-sponsored programs will continue to highlight the need for fruits and vegetables, boosting citrus consumption. However, industry farmers will be threatened by volatile weather conditions and import penetration from low-cost countries... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Orange and citrus growers supply markets with six types of citrus: oranges, lemons, grapefruits, tangerines, mandarins and tangelos.
Oranges are one of the top five fruits consumed in the United States, so it comes as no surprise that they make up the majority of the industry's product. At 68.2% of revenue, they can be sub-divided into Valencia oranges, Navel oranges and other early season oranges. Valencia oranges account for a total of 29.3% of revenue and are used primarily in the processing market to make juice. Their juicy consistency is what makes them ideal for downstream juice production. In the past five years, their share of harvest volumes has fallen from 32.7% in 2007 due to the increased import competition in the processing market... purchase to read more