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Morocco remains the 4th world producer of clementines and mandarins

The area reserved for the production of tangerines, satsumas, clementines and mandarins was in 2018 of 64,102 Ha.

Since 2014, Moroccan production of tangerines, satsumas, clementines and mandarins has increased by 1.6% over one year. In 2019, the Kingdom was in fourth position in the world ranking of the main countries producing these fruits with a production of 1,282,706 tonnes while it was 1,208,789 tonnes in 2018.

The area reserved for the production of tangerines, satsumas, clementines and mandarins was in 2018 of 64,102 hectares with a yield approaching 18.86 tonnes/Ha, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Under the leadership of the Green Morocco Plan, the citrus sector has undergone major changes.

From the outset, forecasting a production of 3 million tonnes in 2020 and an export of one million tonnes for export, the agricultural strategy has also focused on the quality of citrus fruits, in particular making the taste prevail (water content, acids, pigments, flavors, sugars) for tangerines and clementines.

China leads the ranking with 19,542,455.67 tonnes in 2019, an increase of 1.7% compared to 2018. Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt are in order Brazil, the United States, Japan, Italy, North Korea, Pakistan, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Iran, Algeria, Bolivia, South Africa, Greece. Finally, Taiwan closes the top 20 of the main producing countries of tangerines, satsumas, clementines and mandarins.

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