Market Report - Citrus Week 33 - 2020

From South Africa, both Valencia and Navel categories dropped their predicted export volumes. The initial predicted navel export estimate was 26.5 million and has been revised to 25.8 million cartons, making this the first season that South Africa will export more lemons than navels. The export estimate for lemons is 26.7 million cartons.
The initial predicted Valencia export estimate was 50.4 million and has been revised to 48.7 million cartons.
Although Asia has dropped in Lemon and navels volumes this season, there has been a tremendous growth in these commodities to Europe and the same trend is seen in the Valencia volumes being shipped to Europe. Valencia volumes exported from South Africa to Europe has increased from 37% to 48%, resulting in a decrease of volumes being sent to the Middle East from 19% to 12%. The Middle East will continue to compete with Europe for Valencias this season.

Navels
Middle East – decrease of 2% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2019 season.

Valencias
Middle East – increase of 14% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2019 season.

Soft Citrus
Middle East – increase of 44% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to the 2019 season.

Lemons
There seems to be an downward trend in the price levels for Lemons in the GCC countries compared to last week.
Middle East – increase of 26% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2019 season.

Market Prices

Country Variety Selling Price Week 32 Selling Price Week 33
RSA Navels (15kg) cnt 72-88 $19.07 – $19.89 (Dubai) $19.07 – $22.30 (Dubai)
RSA Navel Late (15kg) $21.33 – $24.00 (Jeddah) $21.87 – $23.47 (Jeddah)
RSA Navels (15kg) $19.29 (Kuwait) $22.87 (Kuwait)
RSA Cambria PP (15kg) cnt 72 $16.30 (Dubai) $20.40 (Dubai)
RSA Lemons (15kg) $12.10 (Kuwait) $13.88 (Kuwait)
RSA Lemons (15kg) cnt 100-189 $13.33 – $16.00 (Jeddah) $11.47 – $13.33 (Jeddah)
RSA Lemons (15kg) $13.08 – $14.99 (Dubai) $10.90 – $13.62 (Dubai)
China Lemons (15kg) $9.25 (Kuwait) $10.62 (Kuwait)
Lebanon Valencias (5kg) $9.25 (Kuwait) $9.80 (Kuwait)
Egypt Valencias (7.5kg) $9.50 (Kuwait) $11.43 (Kuwait)
Egypt Valencias (15kg) cnt 72-100 $19.47 – $20.00 (Jeddah) $18.67 – $19.20 (Jeddah)
RSA Valencias (15kg) $19.70 (Kuwait) $21.23 (Kuwait)
RSA Valencias (15kg) $20.00 – $21.33 (Jeddah) $21.33 – $22.67 (Jeddah)
RSA Valencias (15kg) $19.07 – $19.89 (Dubai) $19.07 – $24.45 (Dubai)
RSA Valencias PP (15kg) $17.65 (Dubai) $21.75 (Dubai)
RSA Nova (10kg) $13.62 (Dubai) $13.62 (Dubai)
RSA Nadorcott (10kg) cnt 1XX-2 $14.67 – $16.00 (Jeddah) $14.67 – $16.00 (Jeddah)
RSA Nadorcott (10kg) $17.00 (Dubai) $17.00 (Dubai)
RSA Soft Citrus (10kg) – Nova $13.50 (Kuwait) $16.33 (Kuwait)
RSA Soft Citrus (10kg) – Nadorcott $16.25 – $16.75 (Kuwait) $17.97 (Kuwait)
RSA Grapefruit (15kg) $34.06 (Dubai) $32.70 (Dubai)
RSA Grapefruit (15kg) $12.50 (Kuwait) $13.88 (Kuwait)
RSA Grapefruit (15kg) $14.67 (Jeddah) $14.67 (Jeddah)