The global orange market is facing many challenges in 2019
The global orange market is facing many challenges in 2019! In the face of the disaster of the global orange market, we can foresee this year's orange sales will have a cold season, and people's favorite orange juice will be greatly reduced.
1. Germany - Market demand decrease
One trader said the entire citrus market in Germany is now deadlocked. Due to the summer fruit market, orange demand is very limited.
Until last week, Spanish oranges were still available in large quantities, despite consumers' preference for South African oranges.
South Africa orange is currently dominant market position. "The quality of South African oranges is very good on the market now, and the wholesale price per package is 11.50-12.00 euros, which is normal ." said one trader.
2. France -- low prices
At present, the market mainly supplies Moroccan and Spanish oranges. The season is coming to an end, with South African and Uruguay's oranges listed within two weeks.
In terms of demand, this summer is a little quiet. so the price is very low. But the market is expected to recover and prices will rise in a week to two.
In fact, South Africa's oranges and citrus fruits are plagued by problems at the ports of Durban and Elizabeth.
In Argentina, the frost could have caused considerable damage. Spain is also affected by the weather this season, and in Italy, Tristeza virus has a certain impact on the number of oranges.
In the United States, California and Florida citrus season is coming to an end, the next step will be imported from suppliers such as Chile.
Another challenge for the orange market is citrus yellow twig disease, black spot disease and ulcerative disease. The EU is taking strict measures to prevent the spread of these diseases.
citrus trees in many parts of Florida are beginning to recover slowly from yellow twig disease and production is slowly increasing.