Growers produce around 30,000 tonnes of citrus each year. To put this into perspective, world citrus production is 60 million tonnes. New Zealand’s contribution to global citrus production is less than 0.05%.
Citrus is mainly produced in Gisborne and Northland . The most recent statistics for the 2019 season are summarised below.
Citrus industry in numbers
Tonnes of citrus fruit
Million in domestic sales
Citrus varieties in numbers
*1 Many growers produce more than one citrus variety.
The average yield is 18 T / ha over all varieties
Up to date citrus statistics are available at Freshfacts.