The USDA forecast for the 2014/15 Florida orange crop has been left unchanged at 108.0 million boxes, if this is realised it would be 3% higher than last season’s production. It is difficult to get a handle on the current stock position in Brazil.
The 2014 apple crop in Poland is now over. Estimates on the crop suggest that record volumes of raw materials were harvested.
The next lemon crop in Argentina will begin in March and production is forecast to be normal.
Argentina is just two months away from the 2015 grape harvest and all indications point to a good crop at this stage.
The USDA forecast for Florida grapefruit production for the 2014/15 crop remains at 15.0 million boxes.
The supply of fruit from the winter crop in Thailand has improved since last month. Growing conditions are not great, with torrential rain and flooding in some areas.
Producers in India report that Alphonso mango puree stocks are sitting around the same level as last month. There are now no free stocks of Totapuri mango puree or concentrate in India or Europe.
The climate in Colombia is reportedly favourable for the current winter crop.
With the previous peak production period over in Ecuador, availability is becoming tight once again. Prices have firmed slightly over the past month on the back of the diminishing supplies.