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 2022
During the WCO Annual General Meeting on 1 June 2022 the WCO Southern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast 2022 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 2022 in numbers
- Projected at 24,832,270 T
- +4.85% compared to 2021
- Projected to increase to 16,596,973 T
- +5.01% compared to 2021
- Projected to increase to 4,754,260 T
- +8.28% compared to 2021
- Projected to stabilize at 436,386 T
- -0.58% compared to 2021
Soft citrus production
- Projected to stabilize at 3,044,652 T
- -0.11% compared to 2021
- Projected to increase to 4,140,547 T
- +4.91% compared to 2021
Citrus for juice
- 13,210,832 T destined for juice
- +8.32% compared to 2021