North America Orange Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

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North America Orange Market

Orange is a fruit of moderate climate and has a huge production in North America. North America is the second-largest producer of orange globally, after Brazil. In North America, the US is the dominant country in orange production, followed by Mexico and Canada.

North America Orange Market Dynamics

The US-produced orange is supplied to the neighboring countries of Mexico and Canada. Florida itself accounts for 70% of the US orange production. Sandy soil and sub-tropical conditions have proved to be ideal for growing oranges. The primary varieties of oranges produced in the region are Navel, Hamlin, Pineapple, Amber sweet, and Valencia.  Around 90% of the Florida, orange is consumed in the US either as fresh orange or as processed orange.

Mexico is the fifth largest producer of orange globally. After the US, Mexico was the second-largest orange producer in North America and amounted to 3.53 million tons in 2015-16. However, there was a downturn in production volume in the country as a result of the drought that lowered yields and fruit size. By consumption, Mexico is the fourth largest consumer of oranges in the world and consumed 2.29 million tons of fresh oranges in 2015. Reportedly, a decrease in consumption has been observed in recent years as a result of reduced fruit production.

The US is the third largest world exporter of orange fruit and amounted to 550,000 metric tons in 2015, with a growth of 7.8% from the previous year. In North America, the US and Mexico are the largest orange producers and exporters, while Canada is the major importer of fresh orange from Florida. The US accounts for 13.2% of the global export market share, while in the global production volume, it stepped down to 10% of the market share.

North America Orange Market Segmentation

The orange fruit is categorized into three types- mandarins/ tangerines, grapefruit and lemons and limes. Mandarins dominate the orange type market with a total production of 839,000 metric tons in 2015-16 in the US.

In the US, around 65% of the orange is used for processing such as in concentrate form or powder, while around 35% of Mexican orange is used for processing. Despite the low volume of production in the US and Mexico, there is an increase in the volume of orange used for processing by 25,000 tons in 2015 from the previous year. The most important product made from orange in the US is the frozen concentrated juice, which accounts for nearly 40% of the orange fruit. Essential oils, candied peel, pectin, and orange marmalade are the other important by-products of the orange crop.

Key Players in the North American Orange Market

The major trading companies of fresh orange include Fruit Royal Ltd., Multifruit (US), and Hudson Produce, among others. These companies are actively participating in the entire value chain from sourcing, shipping and logistics management to marketing and distribution, placing significant emphasis on the quality of the orange.

The North American orange market report covers the following information –

  • Orange production
  • North American consumption
  • North American trade (export-import) scenario and statistics
  • Major enterprises and traders operating in the market
  • Price trend and seasonality of the crop
  • Future outlook of the crop market

Stakeholders who would benefit -

  • Orange growers
  • Enterprises providing agricultural inputs
  • Traders and companies operating in the segment
  • Crop processing companies
  • Crop importers and exporters
  • Investors/research institutions interested in the crop market

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