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Information on international fruits market and more particularly on bananas, citrus fruits as well as other tropical fruit and vegetable products are updated on a regular basis within the framework of a partnership established with the "Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement" (Cirad). We would like to thank Mr. Denis Loeillet, FruiTrop editor, who graciously agreed to make this monthly report available to Infocomm. For further information, please refer to the Cirad Internet website.

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Characteristics Commodity
Origin and history

Citrus fruit quality standards
Citrus quality links
Organic and fair-trade citrus fruits


Processed citrus products
Citrus by-products
Other uses

Market Citrus fruits production
International trade
Orange Juice
Marketing chain  
Companies Fresh citrus fruit
Orange juice / citrus processors
Directories of companies involved in citrus fruits or citrus juices industry
Technology Research and Development
Harvesting techniques
Post-harvest technology
Processing technology

Benchmark and price discovery mechanism
Risk management instruments
Useful price links for citrus fruits

Economic Policies Tariffs
Trade Agreements/Free Trade Area of the Americas (Brazil-Florida Case)
Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures
China in World Trade Organization
Market support policies
Promotion policies

Selected Sources of Statistics

FAOSTAT Agriculture Data
FAO Citrus Commodity Notes
Ministerio da Agricultura, Brazil
Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, Spain, Anuario de Estadística Agroalimentaria 2000
Previsión Cosecha de Cítricos Comunidad Valenciana Campaña 2002/2003, Conselleria de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, Generalitat Valenciana
Comité de Gestión de Cítricos, Spain

USDA Economics and Statistics System
National Agricultural Statistics Services, USDA - Fruit, Nut and Vegetable Reports, Citrus Fruit
USDA Crop Production Reports
ERS-USDA, Fruit and Tree Nut Yearbook Spreadsheet Files
ERS Food Consumption
ERS Supply and Utilization
USDA Weekly Shipments
USDA Reports
Foreign Agricultural Service US Trade Internet System
USDA US Fruit Charts
Florida Agricultural Statistics Service
Florida Agriculture, Florida Agricultural Facts (NASS), 2002
California Agricultural Statistics Service
EU Agriculture
Agriculture in the EU, Fruits and Vegetables
Eurostat, Statistics in Focus, Fruit
Fruits et Legumes

Japan External Trade Organization, Jetro

Ministerio de Economía, Argentina  
Production d´agrumes, Maroc
Agrocadenas, Colombia
Infoagro, Sistema de información del sector agropecuario costarricense


Some relevant publications among the numerous existing publications related to citrus fruits are mentioned below:

Les jus de fruits - étude de certains marchés d'Europe centrale et orientale, Centre du commerce international (CNUCED/OMC)

2002 US Fruit and Vegetable Outlook, National Food and Agricultural Policy Project, Arizona State University East

Citrus Reference Book 2003, Florida Department of Citrus

Citrus Summary 2003, Florida Agricultural Statistical Service

Florida Department of Citrus, Publications Index

Citrus Industry, University of Florida, Electronic Data Information Source,

Proceedings of the 2001 CHINA/FAO CITRUS SYMPOSIUM Beijing, People’s Republic of China 14-17 May 2001

The U.S. Citrus Industry Situation, Foreign Agricultural Service-Horticultural & Tropical Products Division September 2001

Citrus Growing and Processing, Productivity Commission Position Paper, Australia (2002)

World Markets for Organic Fruit and Vegetables - Opportunities for Developing Countries in the Production and Export of Organic Horticultural Products, CTA, FAO, ITC, Rome, 2001

World Conference on Horticultural Research Conference Documents
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, EU Market Survey 2002, Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, CBI
- Preserved Fruit and Vegetables for Industrial Use, EU Market Survey 2001, Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, CBI

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Marketing and Trade Information (Roberta Cook), University of California, Davis

Food market structures: ERS produce markets project, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture

Clever links

International organizations/associations

Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Red Interamericana de Cítricos

International Society of Citriculture

Centre international de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Citrus Mediterranean Network

International Trade Centre

CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement)

International Federation of Fruit Juice Producers (IFU)

A.I.J.N., Association of the Industry of Juices and Nectars from Fruits and Vegetables of the European Union

Association of the German fruit juice industry (Vdf)

EU Soft Drinks Association

Confederation of the Food and Drink Industry of the EU

National juice products association, USA

International economic outlook conference for citrus and non-citrus juices

Produce Marketing Association

United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association

Canadian Produce Marketing Association

European Fresh Produce Association

Fresh Produce Consortium

Euro Retailer Produce Working Group (EUREPGAP)

European Fruit Surveyors Network

Perishables Group

CBI, Centre for the promotion of imports from developing countries

COLEACP, Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific-Liaison Committee for the promotion of ACP horticultural exports

International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

Citrus fruits information and news

The Ultimate Citrus Page


Valencia Fruits


Citrus 2002

Citrus Industry Magazine


Revista Internacional de Cítricos

Todo citrus


Fruitnet, The Global Fresh Produce Portal



Toda Fruta

Revista Producción

Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, Spain-Noticias del exterior


Fruits and Nuts Research and Information Center, University of California, Davis


World Conference on Horticultural Research (Worldwide impact of horticulture)

Centro Referencial Interarmericano de Información para la Agricultura

International Fruit World, Agropress

CIRAD Sommaire Agrumes 1999

The Packer On Line


Fresh Info

Fruits et Legumes


Fructidor International


Fruit on-line


IP, Interpress Service

Saveus du monde

About Produce

Fruit & Vegetable Project

Five a day


La vida de color naranja

Country links

What follows is a list of interesting links to national entities or documents related to citrus fruits:

Instituto de Economia Agrícola
ABECITRUS, Brazilian Association of Citrus Exporters
Grupo de consultores em Citricos
Brazilian Development Bank
Ministerio da Agricultura
Ministry of Foreign Relations
Ministério do Desenvolvimento Indústria e Comércio Exterior, Estudo da competitividade de cadeias integradas no Brasil. Impactos das zonas de livre comércio
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Professor Marcos Fava Neves
Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación
Conselleria de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (CAPA), Generalitat Valenciana
El comercio exterior citrícola, CAPA
Comité de Gestión de Cítricos
Consejo Regulador de Cítricos Valencianos
Campaña Promoción EU
Ailimpo (Interprofessional Association in defense of the interests of Spanish lemons and grapefruits)
Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Red de Cítricos
Spanish Citrus Historical Museum
Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior
SIAF, Salon Interprofesional de Alimentación en Fresco
United States
Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, ERS-USDAFruit and Tree Nuts
Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Fruit and Vegetable Programs
Foreign Agricultural Service, FAS Attache Reports
FAS Horticultural and Tropical Products Division, Citrus Commodity Page
FAS Horticultural and Tropical Products Division (Publications and Presentations)
The State of Florida Department of Citrus, Florida Citrus website
University of Florida, Food and Resource Economics
University of Florida, Florida Citrus Resources
The State of Florida Department of Citrus, Economic and Market Research
Citrus Administrative Committee
Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, Fresh from Florida
Florida Citrus Processors Association
Florida Citrus Mutual
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
Indian River Citrus League
Indian River Citrus
Dundee Citrus Growers Association
Haines City Citrus Growers Association
California Citrus Mutual
Texas Citrus
TexaSweet Citrus Marketing
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center
University of Arizona, Arizona Citrus Resources
Cámara de Exportadores de Citrus del Noreste de Argentina
Agroindustria del Pomelo, Argentina, Ministerio de Economia
Programa Nacional de Investigación de Frutales
Asociación Tucumana del Citrus
Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Pesca y Alimentacion
SAGYPA Perfil de Mercados de Cítricos 2001
SAGYPA, Análisis de la cadena de jugos de cítricos concentrados
SAGYPA, La citricultura en Argentina
La citricultura en Argentina, Parte II
Consejo Federal de Inversiones

Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA)

SAGARPA- Sistema Integral de información agroalimentaria y pesquera, Cadena agroalimentaria del limón
Consejo Nacional del Limón Mexicano, Cadena de Valor Global
Fundación Tabasco, Cluster Cítricos
China/FAO Citrus Symposium
China Fruit News
South Africa
Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa
Citrus Southern Africa
Citrus Research Programme, University of Pretoria
Citrus Research International
Regulating South Africa’s Citrus Export Commodity Chain(s) after Liberalisation, Charles Mather School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies University of the Witwatersrand, 2003
Fresh Produce Exporters Forum
Australian Citrus Growers
Australian Government Productivity Commission-Citrus Growing and Processing Project
A Profile of Australian Citrus Domestic Supply Chain
Citrus Market Development Program
New South Wales Agriculture
Horticulture Australia
Horticulture Australia, Citrus Industry Report 2000/2001
Murray Valley Citrus Board
Australian Trade Commission
Riverina Citrus
Primary Industries and Resources South Australia
South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Mediterranean countries
Sicilia Agrumi
ANEIOA, Asocianzione Nazionale Esportatori Importatori Ortofrutticuli e Agrumari,
Enjeux et perspectives de la filière agrumes du Maroc
Association marocaine des producteurs et exportateurs de fruits et légumes (APEFEL)
Etablissement Autonome de Contrôle et de Coordination des Exportations
Citrus Marketing Board of Israël (Jaffa)
Citrus Sector in Israel (Ministry of agriculture, New Zealand)  
Other countries
Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Observatorio Agrocadenas, Colombia
Consejo Nacional de Producción, Costa Rica
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, El Salvador, Agronegocios
Jetro, Japan (Fresh Fruits, Juices, Oranges – Marketing guidebook for major imported products)
Pacific Island Centre
Food And Fertilizer Technology Center, Citrus Production in Asia
Belize, EU Country Strategy Paper
Cuban Agriculture, University of Florida
Uruguay, Cultivo de Cítricos
Sector Citrícola, REDES - Amigos de la Tierra Uruguay
Fundación Chile, Cítricos: Exportaciones nacionales y mercado mundial
Oficina de Estudios y Políticas Agrarias (ODEPA),Ministerio de Agricultura de Chile, Mercado de Cítricos 2002
Procitrus, Peru
The Co-operative Citrus Growers’ Association of Trinidad & Tobago


Mr. Denis Loeillet issues on a regular basis "FruiTrop", a report on fruits market including bananas, citrus fruits as well as other tropical fruit and vegetable products, which is available on the Infocomm portal. The objective is to promote information exchanges and transparency on the fruits market.


This profile was last updated on December 22, 2009

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