Latest Market Info: 5/10/23
The most recent Fundecitrus orange crop forecast for Brazil’s 2023/2024 season, published on May 10, 2023, estimates a production of 309.34 million boxes of oranges. This is not far from the previous crop season of 314.21 million boxes. The weight of oranges has improved this year, as well as the overall rains in the citrus belt. Fundecitrus estimates the crop will start sooner this year due to good conditions experienced during the flowering period.
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9/9/22: Brazil has raised its prices for orange oil in anticipation of ICBC, which is scheduled to begin on 9/20/22. Due to the poor quality of the nation’s previous crop, Brazilian producers have agreed with multinationals to accept a 1.1% aldehyde standard, rather than the 1.2% standard from last year. This year’s Brazilian orange crop has been delayed, and the first varietals processed have had lower aldehyde content, which is typical. Aldehyde levels are expected to increase once Brazilian producers begin processing Valencia oranges, which will not begin until Q4 of this year.
6/3/21: Fundecitrus first Brazilian orange crop forecast from May 27, 2021 has come in; indicates a total of 294.17 million boxes for the 2021/2022 crop season. This represents a 9.51% increase vs. previous crop year of 268.63 million boxes, though the increase still is lower than average for Brazil, if you look at the past 10 seasons (-10.53%).
This means the crop will mainly depend on the first and second bloom for this season, as the 3rd and 4th bloom the fruit is smaller with fewer yields. It is expected that this year’s yield will be better than the last. Drop rate of fruit is estimated at 6-7%, mainly due to the increasing prevalence of greening and drought effects.
Fundecitrus forecast is based on mapping all citrus farms in Brazil every 3 years; next one is scheduled for August 2021
Description of Orange Oil Terpeneless
Often extracted from high quality wax-free orange oils, Orange Oil Terpeneless has a sweet and dry aroma that exemplifies orange’s refreshing top note. Though it is often referred to as “terpeneless” within the industry, the oil still contains certain terpenes, having been folded upwards of 15 times. Orange oil terpeneless provides a variety of useful functions, particularly within the flavor industry, where it has nearly 5x the strength of other standard orange oils. This makes the oil especially appealing to high-class beverages and candies, emulating the taste of fresh oranges with near-perfect accuracy.
Citrus sinensis (l.) osbeck
Pale Yellow Liquid
Terpene-Less Essential Oil
1.4400 - 1.5000 @ 20C
0.8570 - 0.9170 @ 25C
All scientific, regulatory and technical data is a guide for product identification purposes only. Only Berje authorized documentation is to be used for validation and confirmation. These documents can be provided upon request.
Harvest Schedule of Orange Oil Terpeneless