Orange Production Unchanged from January Forecast
This report contains information normally published in the January Crop
Production report which was not issued due to the lapse in Federal funding.
The additional estimates are December 1, 2018 Hay Stocks and January 1, 2019
forecasted production of the 2018-2019 citrus crops.
The United States all orange forecast for the 2018-2019 season is
5.54 million tons, unchanged from last month but up 41 percent from the
2017-2018 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at
77.0 million boxes (3.47 million tons), is unchanged from last month but
up 71 percent from last season's final utilization. Early, midseason, and
Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 32.0 million boxes
(1.44 million tons), unchanged from last month but up 69 percent from last
season's final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at
45.0 million boxes (2.03 million tons), is unchanged from last month but
up 73 percent from last season's final utilization. California and Texas
orange production forecasts were carried forward from the January 1 forecast.Click here to see more...