[Graphic explanation] Grapefruit Oil Comes from America

[Graphic explanation] Lemon Oil Comes from Argentina, Lime Oil from Mexico

Hello. I’m Pinfu working in a flavor and fragrance industry for about 10 years.

Grapefruit oil (essential oil) is a kind of nature products. Where do we get it from? Mainly we can get it from America.

Grapefruit Oil : the U.S.

 

First a grapefruit crop calendar is shown as the following.

 

Crop Calendar

Grapefruit crop season is shown as the green color in the calendar.

  • Israel : October – May
  • US     : October – June

Israel and the U.S. are in northern hemisphere. The southern hemisphere countries have a opposite crop season.

 

Next a global grapefruit production is shown as the following.

 

Global Grapefruit Production

Change of Global Production (more than 10 years)

ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Global Production is about 7 million tons. It is increasing.

  1. China          : increasing
  2. US               : decreasing
  3. Mexico         : stable
  4. South Africa : stable
  5. Turkey         : increasing slightly

 

Next is a breakdown of a global grapefruit production by region.

 

Breakdown of Global Production by Region

(2019/20 forecast)ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

China accounts for about 70%.

  1.  China              70.7%
  2.  US                    8.4%
  3.  Mexico              6.7%
  4.  South Africa      6.0%
  5.  Turkey               4.3%

 

Next is a global grapefruit production with a world map.

 

Global Production (Map)

(2019/20 forecast)ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

It will be useful to image the production with the map.

 

Next is a global grapefruit consumption for fresh.

 

Global Fresh Domestic Consumption

Change of Global Fresh Domestic Consumption (more than 10 years)

ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The global fresh domestic consumption is about 6 million tons. It is increasing every year. Recently the consumption is 1.5 times as many as that 10 years ago. Especially China is more increasing.

Next is a global grapefruit consumption with a world map.

 

Global Fresh Domestic Consumption (Map)

(2019/20 forecast)ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

China is a main region and account for more than 75%.

  1. China      75.8%
  2. EU            6.9%
  3. Mexico      5.6%
  4. US            4.1%
  5. Russia      2.6%

 

A ratio of for fresh and for processing can be changed by regions. Next is the ratio by regions.

 

Breakdown of Use by Region

(2019/20 forecast)ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

In a pie chart, colors show use, its size shows production.

  • orange color   : for fresh
  • blue color       : for processing
  • pie chart size : production
  • number %      : ratio for processing

In China, grapefruit is used mostly for fresh.

  • China : mostly for fresh
  • US     : fifty-fifty

 

Next is a global grapefruit consumption for processing.

 

Global Consumption For Processing

Change of Global Consumption For Processing (more than 10 years)

ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Lemon and Lime for processing

The global grapefruit consumption for processing is about 0.6 million tons. It is decreasing. Recently the consumption is half as many as that about 10 years ago.

  • US     : decreasing

 

Next is a global grapefruit consumption for processing with a world map.

 

Global Consumption For Processing (Map)

(2019/20 forecast)ref. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The U.S. accounts for half of the global grapefruit consumption for processing. The U.S. has a big impact on juice and oil.

  1. US                 : 48.0%
  2. South Africa : 20.9%
  3. Mexico          : 16.0%
  4. Israel             : 12.1%

 

The main regions we can get grapefruit oil are as the following.

Grapefruit oil : the U.S.

 

Summary

Grapefruit Production

  • Global Production : 8 million tons
  •   For Fresh           : 6 million tons
  •   For Processing   : 0.2 million tons

Once the fruits are used for fresh, they can not be used for processing. We can get juice and oil from grapefruit for processing. The U.S.  is a main region of grapefruit consumption for processing. The main region of grapefruit oil production is as the following.

Grapefruit oil : the U.S.