The industry is anticipating the first official forecast on Florida’s 2014/15 orange crop which will be released by the USDA in early October.
It is very dry in Brazil and the fruit is coming up smaller than usual. Offers for concentrate have softened over the past month.
A huge crop in Poland of 3.5 million tonnes is predicted which has sent raw material prices plummeting. Offers out of China have eased significantly.
The 2014 lemon crop in Argentina is predicted to be 50-55% down on a normal year.
Grape juice processors in Argentina continue to have trouble making sales due to the collapsing apple concentrate market in Europe.
The grapefruit juice industry is waiting on the first forecast on Florida’s 2014/15 crop which is due out in early October.
Thai producers say that the pineapple crop will be significantly down on last season.
Processors in India say there are no free stocks of Alphonso mango puree left in Europe and that supplies in India are limited. The 2014 Totapuri crop wound up in July and industry sources say that output was about 20% down on an average crop.
The current peak production period in Ecuador is now tailing off. Yields were lower than anticipated.