The penultimate USDA report on Florida’s 2013/14 crop puts production at 104 million boxes down 22% from last season. There is still a large inventory sitting with the Brazilian producers.
There is still some production of apple concentrate in Poland from cold-store supplies from the previous 2013/14 crop, but all eyes are now on the next crop which will begin later in July.
As reported last month the 2014 lemon crop in Argentina is described as a total disaster due to a severely cut back crop.
Prices for concentrate from Argentina have eased following a large crop.
The 2013/14 US grapefruit crop is forecast at 1.07 million tons, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 11% from last season.
The 2014 summer crop in Thailand will continue for another two to three weeks. The factories have been working hard to catch up with longstanding backlogs and demand for fruit has been strong.
The 2014 Indian Alphonso crop wound up mid June and processed quantities of puree are up on pre-season expectations. Processed quantities of Totapuri puree and concentrate will be down compared with 2013, say local exporters in India.
Demand for passion fruit concentrate from Ecuador has eased off over the past month now that shipments have caught up with backlogs.