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Citrus producers enjoying 30 percent price boost

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Citrus producers in Western Australia are experiencing a price boost due to a strong overseas demand.

WA Citrus Industry Improvement Group chair Shane Kay said early season prices are up about 30 per cent on the same time last year,ABC Rural reports.

Kay said markets such as China are responsible for the price hike, and he expects demand to continue.

"The demand and the price has been quite good," Kay said.

"Most growers I've spoken to are quite happy with the way things are going," he said.

"There's been a lot of citrus exported from Australia this year, the demand into some of the export markets is quite strong from the eastern states.

"The last two or three years have been pretty tough for citrus, it's refreshing to start off on the right foot.

"The way the demand is, I can't see why it will change too much.

Last week The China Agricultural Wholesale Markets Association (CAWA) signed a memorandum of understanding with Citrus Australia, aimed at boosting exports from Australia.

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