The share of mandarins in the structure of citrus exports from the countries of the Southern Hemisphere is growing


The share of mandarins in the structure of citrus exports from the countries of the Southern Hemisphere is growing

10/04/2020

Citrus shipments from four countries: South Africa, Peru, Chile and Argentina grew by 27% over a decade

Over the past 10 years, exports of citrus fruits from the Southern Hemisphere have grown by more than a quarter, driven by increased supply of mandarins and increased demand in the European market. This was reported by representatives of the World Citrus Organization (WCO).

Over the decade, citrus shipments from four countries: South Africa, Peru, Chile and Argentina grew by 27% from 2.6 million tonnes in 2010 to 3.3 million tonnes in 2019. Most notably, according to the statistics agency Agraria, shipments have been growing since 2014. The largest share of citrus fruits falls on the EU market (34%). This is followed by the countries of Asia (24%), North America (18%), the Middle East (13%) and Eastern Europe (7%).

The share of mandarins and tangelo has significantly expanded in the export structure. The volume of supplies of fruits of this group increased from 342 thousand tons in 2008 to 465 thousand tons in 2014, and by 2019 supplies of mandarins from the Southern Hemisphere exceeded 739 thousand tons, taking 16% of the total citrus export structure. On average, over the past 5 years, the tangerine segment has grown by 10% per year, writes FruitNews based on Freshfruitportal.

North America imported 39% of the southern hemisphere mandarins in 2019. Chile is the leading supplier in this direction with an annual export volume of 150 thousand tons. Peru is in second place – 70 thousand tons. They are followed by South Africa, Uruguay and Argentina.

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The European Union imports 27% of tangerines, or more than 200 thousand tons. The European market is dominated by fruits from South Africa, from where they annually bring 150 thousand tons. About 50 thousand tons are supplied from Peru to the EU annually.

The third largest importer of mandarins from the Southern Hemisphere is Asia with a share of 18%. On average, almost 150 thousand tons are sent in this direction. Most of tangerines are brought to Asia from Australia – 70 thousand tons, South Africa – 50 thousand tons, Peru and Argentina – 10 thousand tons.

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