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Orange: the Brazilian role in the world market


      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bad5cf58d_   _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136 Originated in Southeast Asia still in Europe in the Middle Ages (476 AD – 1453) and arrived in Brazil around the year 1530, as Portuguese settlers discovered that the fruit is a great source of vitamin C, a nutrient that would help fight diseases such as scurvy, which was ravaging ship crews at the time of the Great Navigations. Currently, it is also known that the fruit has antioxidant actions, in addition to being a great source of fiber.


the orange market

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b5cf-136 Food has made the food culture_Brazil quite favorable to become the world's largest orange producer and the leader in exporting concentrated fruit juice in the global market. Proof of this is the fact that the 2019/2020 crop had a production of 384.87 million boxes (40.8 kg).


The national crop 

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b5cf In a good part of the internal states the fruit is cultivated in a good part_3194-bb3b-136 Brazilians, with greater emphasis on the state of São Paulo, which, with 78% of all national production, occupies the top of the ranking according to a survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE ). Soon after, there is Minas Gerais (6%), followed by: Paraná (4.1%), Bahia (3.5%) and Rio Grande do Sul (2%). In addition, among the most cultivated varieties in the country are the Valencia orange, Pera Rio, Hamlin, Westin and Rubi.


The orange juice 

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136 main industry destination is orange production The main industry_bb3b-136 juices. Fortunately, orange juice is the most consumed fruit-based drink in the world, with a 35% share among all juices. Thus, according to the National Association of Citrus Juice Exporters (CitrusBR), exports of this product in Brazil reached 1.07 million tons in the 2021/22 harvest, up 5.33% from the previous season. , amid a consistent development in shipments to China and a tenuous advance to the USA.


Expectations for the market

        O Fundo de Defesa da Citricultura (Fundecitrus), estima para a safra of 2021/2022 in Brazil, a production of almost 300 million boxes of 40.8 kilos in the main citrus belt in the country, located in the region of São Paulo and Southwest of Minas Gerais. This value is equivalent to an increase of 9.51% in relation to the last harvest. Thus, in relation to the metric of the last decade, the projection corresponds to an increase of 1.1%, meaning a favorable moment for producers of this fruit. Because of this, oranges have good expectations in the domestic and global market and the forecast is that industrial demand for oranges will continue to rise in 2022.

By Clara Cazzaniga on 8/24/2022


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