These 8 countries that produce the most oranges in the world yield more than 90 percent of all grown oranges on the planet. According to US’ Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS), the citrus’s total production will decrease by 740,000 metric tons (MT) in 2015/16 compared to previous season. The drop down in the crop production in Mexico and America is driving the decline, although a few countries, such as Brazil, China, and Egypt recorded the positive trend in the fruit’s output.
According to latest available data, worth of total world’s oranges export was $4.5 billion in 2014 which was a drop by 8.3 percent compared to 2013. European countries, led by Spain and Netherlands, had the highest value worth of exported oranges, while Portugal was the fastest growing exporter in the period between 2010 and 2014. At the same time countries like Italy and Egypt, which are among world’s top oranges producers, saw a decline in the export worth. Another commodity whose export value has gone down is nickel as you can see in our previous article 8 countries that produce the most nickel in the world.
In creating the ranking 8 countries that produce the most oranges in the world we used FAS’s prediction about the fruit’s output in the season 2015/16. Since Citrus: World Markets and Trends groups EU countries as one entity, we also consulted the report EU-28 Citrus Annual to find out how much oranges individual EU states produce.