South Africa’s diverse weather and climatic conditions enable the country to cultivate and produce a variety of fruits. The country is known globally as a producer and exporter of citrus, deciduous and subtropical fruits. This issue of the Fruit Trade Flow Report looks at citrus fruit (grapefruit and lemons) and pome fruit (apples and pears). The main focus is on the analysis of the current season’s performance of these fruits, for both the export and domestic markets, in comparison with the previous seasons. This report also assesses the global production of these fruits, giving a perspective on South Africa’s production and export rankings (as a share of global production and exports).

South African Fruit flow report September 2019 Issue 35fin