Supplies of Chilean citrus overall are forecast to be slightly less than 2013, according to association estimates.
Navels exports to North America are expected to top 61,000 tons, down 4% from the previous season.
Although a September 2013 freeze and a continuing drought in Chile have reduced clementine volumes, demand remains strong. The association predicts that clementine exports to North America will be about 67,000 tons, down 10% from the previous year.
Nevertheless, as of the 19th week, Chile had loaded significantly more clementine tonnage than at the same time in 2013, Brux said.