Jugos, bebidas, vinos y licoresJul. 2, 2013
Jugo de naranjas/EE.UU: cae consumo a nivel más bajo de los últimos 11 años
Data released Monday showed the amount of orange juice sold in the US fell to its lowest level in at least 11 years, a trend that is expected to weigh on prices.
Total domestic retail sales of orange juice fell 4.2% to 39.89 million gallons in the four weeks ended June 8, from the previous four-week period, according to Nielsen data published by the Florida Department of Citrus.
It was the smallest volume of orange-juice sales since the four weeks ended Jan. 19, 2002, the oldest comparable data provided by the Florida Department of Citrus.
Revenue from domestic orange-juice sales fell 3.4% to $248.3 million in the four weeks ended June 8, the report said. The average price per gallon rose to $6.22, from $6.17 in the previous four-week period.
Orange-juice sales have been steadily declining from their peak in January, when flu season prompted consumers to seek sources of vitamin C and buy 51.22 million gallons of the juice.
Publication date: 6/25/2013