Given the late season the last Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF) of 2018 did not have the opportunity to consider the actual versus estimates for 2018. They actually make interesting reading. The total citrus packed for export volume estimate was 132.7 m cartons and the actual was 135.2 m; a mere 2% difference. Four of the five Variety Focus Groups (soft citrus, lemons, navels and Valencia) where within the 5% variability goal – it was only grapefruit that bucked the trend. The Valencia focus group pulled their socks up and got the volume spot on. – From Justin Chadwick, CEO of the CGA.