Orange Oil USA Citrus sinensis

  • Description

    Orange oil is extracted by simple pressure from the outer coloured part of the Citrus sinensis' peel. Oranges are widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates for the sweet fruit and commercially for essential oil extraction. Other origins for Orange oil include Brazil, South Africa & Spain.

    Orange oil is a by-product of the juice industry. Oil is cold pressed from the peel of the fruit, after juice extraction and is widely used across the flavour and fragrance industry. Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) is around 90% d’limonene, a product used across many more industries. Approximately 40% of global oranges are processed for juice and oil with 60% solely used as a fresh fruit for consumption.

    Bearing acreage of orange in the USA is a particular worry as year on year the output has been declining. In the past 10 years it has fallen from around 770 thousand acres to 600 thousand acres today. Below are Florida's recent fresh fruit outputs, courtesy of the USDA, showing the significance of the decline.

    TYPE / SEASON 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16*
    Valencia Type (1,000 boxes) 72,500 66,500 51,300 49,400 33,000
    Non-Valencia Type (1,000 boxes) 74,200 67,100 53,300 39,500 36,000

    *2015/16 data forecasted by USDA at 9th February 2016

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
    • Origin: USA
    • Crop Season: February - May
    • Plant/part used: Fruit/peel
    • Method of extraction: Cold expression
    • TSCA CAS: 8008-57-9
    • EINECS CAS: 8028-48-6
    • EINECS: 232-433-8
    • INCI Name: Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) oil
    • Appearance: Yellow orange to deep orange mobile liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Orange fresh juicy sweet
    • Density: 0.841 - 0.851
    • Refractive index: 1.470 - 1.474
    • Optical rotation: +94° to +102°
    • Chemical constituents: Limonene, Myrcene, Pinene, Linalool.
    • REACH: Registered
  • Latest Market Information January 8, 2023

    The latest US data reflect the effect of October’s Hurricane Ian but do not show the impact of November’s Hurricane Nicole or late December’s Arctic blast and “bomb cyclone”. These will lead to an even greater fall in US citrus output.

    The 2022-2023 USDA’s December Florida all orange forecast is for a crop of 20.00 million boxes, down 8.00 million boxes from the October forecast. If realised, this will be 51% less than last season’s final production of 41.05 million boxes – and the lowest orange forecast for many decades. The forecast consists of 7.00 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, mid-season, and Navel varieties) and 13.00 million boxes of Valencia oranges.

    The main takeaways are:

    • Orange production continues to decline in Florida because of greening – prior to greening Florida produced over 200 million boxes in a typical season.
    • Real estate development is growing and many of the citrus groves are now used for building commercial buildings and homes for a growing population
    • Unfavourable weather conditions such as freezes, droughts and hurricanes are impacting orange production
    • Since Florida processes about 90% of its crop, the lower production volume will affect the supply of juice and orange oil and other by products
    • Demand is strong
    • Price is on the increase not only because of imbalance of demand and supply but also because of inflation and increased costs for labour and maintenance of the groves and trees
    • Supply is at historical low volumes.



    Market price : USD 17.00 - 19.00 /kilo
  • Product Enquiry

    To ask us a fair quote for this product, please fill the following form:

    Letters and spaces only (3-25 characters)
    Your message should be 10 characters minimum
    Sending Message
  • Documents & Links