Strong international demand and a lower Australian dollar's created excellent export conditions for the citrus industry, according to a major Riverland exporter.
As the navel orange season winds to a close, one Riverland exporter says Japanese and American demand have seen citrus flying out of the packing shed and on to shelves.
Richie Roberts, divisional manager of the citrus category at Costa in Renmark says market conditions in other countries have been good for Australian exporters.
"The Californian citrus season finished much earlier this year, so when we started packing navels in May the markets were quite empty and looking for fruit and that's meant pretty strong demand right through the season."
Mr Roberts says they were able to realise the gain from the falling dollar as soon as it started to fall.
"At the time of export we lock in the currencies, so at the time the boat sails, that's the exchange rate we get."
This year Japan was the major market for Costa, a company which is supplied by about 50 Riverland growers.
"For our company, based here in the Riverland, because we're fruit fly free, we've got much freer access into Japan."