Citrus Annual South Africa

19 February 2019 – Continuing strong growth of South African citrus production. Read more…


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30 January 2019 – South African citrus producer bumps up production by 40% in one year. Read more…


Why citrus essential oil sees growing demand in food, beverage sector

29 January 2019 – According to a study the citrus essential oils sales increased by over 3,000 tonnes in 2018 over 2017. Read more…


Africa: Citrus industry threatened by a pest

17 January 2019 – East Africa may soon face the threat of a pest, the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), which is likely to cause the collapse of the fruit industry in the region. Read more…


EU-28: Expected rebound of citrus production may reduce imports for 2018/19

3 January 2019 – EU orange production is concentrated in the Mediterranean region. Spain and Italy represent 80 percent of the EU’s total production of oranges. The remaining 20 percent is distributed among other Member States (MS), such as Greece and Portugal. Read more…


Rigid EU stance on CBS overburdens South African citrus industry

5 December 2018 – The scientific dispute between the EU and the South African citrus industry has again resulted in stalemate as the latter’s three proposals to manage citrus black spot (CBS) in a more financially and environmentally sustainable manner were summarily rejected. Read more…


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28 November 2018 – Despite one of South Africa’s best seasons on record in terms of preventing Citrus Black Spot (CBS) symptoms on fruit arriving at EU borders, the European Union seems determined to meet South Africa’s best efforts with unflinching bureaucratic coldness. Read more…


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23 November 2018 – OVERVIEW GLOBAL LEMON MARKET. Read more…


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25 October 2018 – South Africa: Reasons for grapefruit explosion in China remain unclear. Read more…


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15 October 2018 – “Southern African citrus reached a record volume of production in 2018”. Read more…