Japan Citrus Annual 2010
Budget-conscious consumers and a stronger Japanese yen signal opportunities for U.S. citrus exports.
This report contains updates to the trade matrix tables and orange juice narrative. In MY2009/10, "on- year" for Japanese tangerine trees is expected to offset decrease in planting area. Japanese imports of grapefruit are estimated to keep steady, while imports of oranges are expected to increase slightly. Lemon imports are expected to rise as domestic stock situation normalizes. Lower consumption of fresh produce among young consumers remains a concern. Japan lifts MRL-related sanctions on U.S. lemons and oranges.