As part of WCO’s activities, the association undertakes citrus forecasting. Forecasting activities take place on a biannual basis, ahead of the Southern Hemisphere and Northern Hemisphere seasons. All forecasting is undertaken on a pre-competitive basis only.
The objective of the citrus forecasting for both seasons is to allow WCO members to facilitate understanding of current global citrus market developments. As a knowledge-sharing exercise, through WCO’s citrus forecasting activities the sector is able to better position the citrus category not only on domestic markets, but also further afield. WCO’s citrus forecasting activities are supported by proactive member engagement in citrus data collection.
All detailed Southern Hemisphere and Northern Hemisphere citrus forecast information and market developments are available to all WCO members as part of WCO membership immediately upon publication.
Latest: Southern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast 2023
During the WCO Annual General Meeting on 19 April 2023, the WCO Southern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast 2023 was presented to members along with market analysis. This preliminary forecast for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere citrus seasons consolidates production and export forecasts from WCO members, including industry associations in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay.
Southern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast 2023 in numbers
- Projected at 22.351.937 T
- -2,02% compared to 2022
- Projected to decrease to 16.176434 T
- -2,57% compared to 2022
- Projected to decrease to 2.645.604 T
- -1,22% compared to 2022
- Projected to decrease to 451.120 T
- -10,01% compared to 2022
Soft citrus production
- Projected to increase to 3.078.779 T
- +1,64% compared to 2022
Lime production (not included in the total)
- Projected to increase to 1.975.000 T
- +3,28% compared to 2022
- Projected to increase to 3.685.392 T
- +2,32% compared to 2022
Citrus for juice
- 12.366.081 T destined for juice
- -2,83% compared to 2022