Food and Beverage / Citrus


Competitive advantages of citrus production in Uruguay

  • Natural conditions: the temperate climate of Uruguay favors the early ripening of citrus fruits, this enables entry into European markets against the season.
  • Innovation and development: the national production is supported by four fundamental pillars as international insertion, national program of certification of citrus plants, research and development; and social sustainability.
  • Food security: Uruguay has developed advanced traceability systems that guarantee the natural and safe origin of its citrus fruits. 100% of the plantations of this fruit are georeferenced.
  • Compliance with international standards: also has a strict health program agreed and audited annually by APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service).

Varieties grown in our country:

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), oranges, lemons and limes and grapefruit.

Main destinations for exports[1]

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

[1] The countries are listed in alphabetical order

Looking to contact with producers of citrus in Uruguay?

In Uruguay XXI we coordinate meetings with local counterparts, free of charge and personalized, according to the needs and interests of your company.
We also generate agendas with business meetings and link the exporters of these products with those interested in buying them.

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