TOP 3 Countries in the Production of Oranges


Rich in Vitamin C, having calcium, potassium and other essential nutrients, oranges are the one of the favorite fruits in the world. Despite of contributing more than 50% of the global citrus production, oranges are also used as preservatives and spices in some areas. Of all the oranges produced worldwide, 20% of the total is sold as a whole fruit while the remainder is used in making extracts and juice.
Following are the different varieties and types of this fruit :
  • Common (Valencia, Hamlin, Hart’s Tardiff Valencia etc)
  • Navel (Cara cara navels etc )
  • Blood
  • Acidless
Following are the top 3 countries in orange production around the globe. 

Brazil

Brazil is the leading orange producer in the world producing about 30% of the world’s output. 94% of the country’s orange production is concentrated in the state of Sao Paulo. Brazil is also the leading exporter of orange fruits and orange juice.

United States

The US is the second-largest orange producer in the world accounting for about 10% of the world’s production. The state of Florida is the orange-growing state accounting for 70% of the country’s production. Over 90% of the oranges produced in the US go to Juice making.

China

The improved orange cultivars and expansion of orange farms in China have seen the country rise to the third largest orange producer in the world. China produced about 14.4 million tons of orange accounting for 8% of the world production in 2013. These top three countries are expected to continue to expand their production but at a slower rate.




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