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14 September 2017 – South Africa: Delays to Valencia harvests in Citrusdal. Read more…


South Africa’s systems approach to EU’s new FCM regulations

7 September 2017 – The South African citrus industry has been preparing a systems approach to manage false codling moth for the past four years, in expectation of what has indeed come to pass: from 1 January 2018 false codling moth will be a regulated pest in the EU. Read more…


South African Valencia estimate adjusted upwards

6 September 2017 – The Valencia variety focus group has just adjusted the Valencia estimate for the season upwards with about a million x 15 kg cartons, to a final figure for the 2016/17 season of 49 million x 15kg cartons. This figure includes volumes from Zimbabwe and Swaziland. It should be noted that the revised estimate refers to the volume of packed Valencias – this amount won’t necessarily represent total Valencia exports. Read more…


Overview Global Lime Market

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12 July 2017 – Large supplies and stiff competition complicate South African lemon campaign. READ…


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5 July 2017 – Grapefruit production to increase by 15%. Read more…


Valencia season starts in northern South Africa

29 June 2017 – Citrus growers in Limpopo Province have embarked upon the 2017 Valencia season, South Africa’s second largest citrus variety after soft citrus in terms of acreage. The Valencia estimate for the country predicts that volumes will be 16% higher this year than in 2016, as volumes normalise after the drought and hail in the Hoedspruit region. Read more…


Overview Global Lemon Market

16 June 2017 – After the good market conditions last year, with extremely high prices, the lemon market is now back to normal. Spanish growers see a surplus on the market. South Africa also has good prospects about the harvest. Most eyes are set on the supply from Argentina, as according to exporters in South Africa, it can actually shape the market. Read more…


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South African lemons to EU down 20%. Read more…