Jugos, bebidas, vinos y licoresJun. 5, 2020
México: USDA estima 60% de caída en la producción de jugo de naranja (en inglés)
FCOJ production for MY 2019/20 is forecast at 90,000 MT, 60 percent lower in comparison to the previous report, due to significant reductions in orange supplies available for processing. High carryover stocks from MY 2018/19 were able to absorb some of the production shortfall.
Contacts indicate there is an increasing demand, both domestically and in the United States, for fresh juice. As FCOJ demand decreases and prices drop, many producers are looking to invest in fresh juice production capacity. While switching from frozen concentrated to fresh production is not difficult, delivery logistics presents a challenge to widespread expansion. Fresh orange juice requires sophisticated and expensive refrigeration equipment for storage and transport. Additionally, the volume of product needed for fresh product is much higher than FCOJ.
Juice processing companies also produce essential oils for the disinfectant and perfume industry. Orange peel is used to obtain pectin, which has many applications in the food and baking industry. Additionally, orange peel and pith are often given to the livestock sector for feed.
Source: USDA/May 29, 2020