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Economic Impact of California’s Citrus Industry in 2020

  • Author(s): Babcock, Bruce A
  • et al.

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The value of California citrus production in the 2020-21 marketing year was $3.63 billion. The total economic impact of the industry on California’s economy in 2020-21 was $7.6 billion. The California citrus industry added $1.9 billion to California’s state GDP in 2020. Estimated full time equivalent jobs in the California citrus industry in 2020-21 totaled 24,247. Estimated wages paid by the California citrus industry income in 2020-21 totaled $759 million. A 20% reduction in California citrus acreage would cause a loss of 8,213 jobs, $214 million in employee income, and reduce state GDP by $569 million.

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