The USDA’s final forecast on Florida’s 2013/14 orange crop is 104 million boxes, down 22% from last season's final figure. Juice production from the current 2014/15 crop in Brazil is progressing well. Most of the bigger processors are now running to capacity.
Growing conditions in Poland have been great over the past few months with a good mixture of rain and sunshine and there have been no frosts. China is also expecting a normal crop.
Price levels in Argentina continue to rise on the back of a poor crop.
Processors in Argentina say they are having a hard time making sales due to lower pricing for grape concentrate in Spain.
The 2013/14 US grapefruit crop is forecast at 1.05 million tons, down 1% from the previous forecast and 13% below last season.
The main summer crop in Thailand is now over and all factories have closed their doors for maintenance until the winter crop begins.
There have been good rains in all Alphonso growing areas in July 2014. This is expected to improve crop prospects for 2015. Totapuri mango processing came to a close two weeks ago. Processors in Colombia say they are now sold out and they expect prices to remain firm.
There are further signs that the supply from Ecuador continues to improve with prices sinking back down once again.