See highlights from the 2020-2021 Economic Contributions of the Florida Citrus Industry report from the Florida Department of Citrus.
Florida citrus growers are facing many challenges—such as diseases, land development issues, and problems created by bad weather—but the Florida citrus industry is still a major contributor to the Florida economy, according to the ‘2020-2021 Economic Contributions of the Florida Citrus Industry.’ It’s a report sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus using the most recent available data. See highlights concerning the Florida citrus industry’s contributions from a Growing Produce article.
Highlights from the 2020-2021 Economic Contributions of the Florida Citrus Industry
Highlights from the 2020-2021 Economic Contributions of the Florida Citrus Industry include:
- “Florida’s citrus industry contributed $6.935 billion to the state’s economy in 2020-2021.”
- “Citrus juice manufacturing remains the largest factor in the overall economic contributions of the industry…” accounting for $5.334 billion of the $6.935 billion.
- Citrus fruit production accounted for $1.425 billion.
- Fresh citrus marketing accounted for $177 million.
- “The citrus industry supports a total of 32,542 full-time and part-time jobs in the state.”
- “Total value-added contributions, estimated at $2.841 billion, represent the industry’s contribution to Gross State Product.”
- “Labor income contributions amounted to $1.606 billion, representing earnings by employees and business owners throughout Florida’s economy.”
- “Citrus’ support of local communities remains significant, as well, with total state and local tax contributions of $151 million.”
- “Employment increased by 0.2%, labor income increased by 5.8%, value added increased by 3.4%, and industry output increased by 2.8% in constant dollar terms…” over 2019-2020 numbers.
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