Drought concerns Brazilian growers

Brazilian citrus growers are worried about the dry and hot weather in Sao Paulo state. Rains are essential in this blooming period.

Trades keep moving at a slow pace, due the limited supply of orange with better quality. For the fruit delivered at citrus plants (spot market), pera prices averaged 9.09 reals or 5.02 dollars per box of 40.8 kilos on September 15th, decreasing 1.2 percent in Real over August 29th. In the fresh fruit market, the pera averaged 10.59 reals or 5.85 dollars per box of 40.8 kilos, on tree, up 1.2 percent.

Concerning the tahiti lime, quotations have been increasing expressively, reaching the highest values since November 2006. On Sept 15th, this variety was traded at 40.92 reals or 22.61 dollars per box of 27 kilos, harvested, up 60.85 percent from Aug 29th. (Cepea - Brazil)

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