Israel - In MY 2020/21, citrus production dropped 4.3 percent below initial 2020 estimates

03.12.2021 238 views

It is estimated that MY 2021/22 will be characterized by low production – falling considerably below the average total citrus production of 512 thousand metric tons (TMT) – due to extreme weather conditions during the growing season.

In MY 2020/21, Israeli citrus production fell 4.3 percent below initial 2020 estimates of 418 TMT. Producers reported decreased production, especially in lemons. As a result, production estimates are being revised down in MY 2020/21 for oranges, lemons, and grapefruit.

The citrus industry also faced a number of export logistics problems. There was a limited availability of sea shipments and in some cases sea containers were not readily available for exporters. Port delays in vessel arrivals led to delayed shipments and high demurrage costs. Soaring cost of sea shipments (which was up by hundreds of percent in many cases) also challenged exporters. 

Source - https://www.freshplaza.com

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