Worldwide, demand for lemons is on the rise, partly because of a focus on positive health effects. Importers in Europe look back on the overseas season with satisfaction. The 2015 harvest around the Mediterranean has started with the Turkish lemons entering the market first, followed by the harvest in Spain and Italy. The prospects are reasonably positive. Although the estimated volume for Spain turns out lower than last year, it's around the multi-annual average. Shortages later in the season are being reckoned with though.
In the United States, the harvest has started, and there are rumours of demand surpassing supply. China can rely largely on domestic cultivation for year-round supplies.
In the summer months, the island depends on import, particularly from Argentina, the rest of the year Cypriot production is able to meet domestic demand.
It's time for a radical change on the island: let's start growing lemons again together, because only together we can change the world.