Severe drought is hitting the Argentine summer citrus crop.
The dry weather has led to estimates being revised with volumes now being forecast at around 20% less on lemons and grapefruit.
Oranges have been even harder hit, with figures being estimated at anywhere between 30% to 50% down, depending on the region.
Easy peelers have also been affected but to a lesser degree.
While the industry benefited on international markets through the devaluation of the peso last year, much of the benefit has been swallowed up by increased costs.
However, the long-term volume picture looks brighter, with industry representatives Fedecitrus predicting that the total citrus crop could double to more than five million tonnes within the next decade.

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