In order to further promote the in depth study on citrus industry economy at the stage of new development in China, this article divides studies on citrus industry economy in China into three stages including initial development (before 1999), steady development (1999-2007) and rapid development (2007 to present). The development process of researching on citrus industry economy in China at each stage is reviewed. The main domestic research achievements are comprehensively summed up from four aspects including production and industrial technology economy, consumption circulation and market, foreign trade and international trade, and industrial macro development and policies. Results showed that the studies on citrus industry economy in China mainly concentrated in aspects including technical and economic analysis, market price analysis, international trade competitiveness analysis and industrial macro development. By combining theory with practice and the continuing indepth study, the team researching on cirtus industry economy in China continues to grow and the achievements are more abundant. The indepth areas to be studied in the future include the transformation and upgrading path of citrus industry to improve quality and efficiency, the adaptability of supply and demand, the environment and policies of international trade, construction of citrus industry economic database and early warning and forecast for production and sales.