Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
South African citrus exports, both globally and to the United States (U.S.), are expected to reach record levels in 2020. This is based on the pace of exports up to August 2020, increased production, a spike in demand for health reasons and limited logistics disruptions from COVID-19. The United States is considered a premium market and South African citrus exports to the U.S. are expected to reach record levels of above 70,000 Metric Tons (MT) in 2020, up 10 percent from the previous record of 63,544 MT in 2018. South African citrus enters the U.S. duty free under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).