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Orange Production Down 2 Percent from June

The Florida all orange forecast, at 68.7 million boxes, is up slightly from June.

WASHINGTON (July 12, 2017) USDA – The United States all orange forecast for the 2016-2017 season is 5.07 million tons, down 2 percent from last month and down 17 percent from the 2015-2016 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 68.7 million boxes (3.09 million tons), is up slightly from last month but down 16 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 33.0 million boxes (1.49 million tons), unchanged from last month but down 9 percent from last season’s final utilization. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 35.7 million boxes (1.61 million tons), is up 1 percent from last month but down 22 percent from last season’s final utilization.

The California Navel orange forecast is 40.0 million boxes (1.60 million tons), down 7 percent from the previous forecast and down 15 percent from last season’s final utilization. The California Valencia orange forecast is 8.00 million boxes (320,000 tons), unchanged from the previous forecast but down 29 percent from last season’s final utilization. The Texas all orange forecast, at 1.37 million boxes (58,000 tons), is unchanged from the previous forecast but down 19 percent from last season’s final utilization.

Florida frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) final yield for the 2016-2017 season is 1.42 gallons per box at 42.0 degrees Brix, unchanged from last month but up 1 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.41 gallons per box. The early and midseason portion is final at 1.34 gallons per box, down 1 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.35 gallons per box. The Valencia portion is final at 1.54 gallons per box, unchanged from last month but up 5 percent from last year’s final yield of 1.47 gallons per box. All projections of yield assume the processing relationships this season will be similar to those of the past several seasons.

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