41,650 tones have been exported, 30% more than 2013

Chilean lemon exports show recovery

A noticeable recovery have shown in the Chilean Lemon exports this year, in fact these are the highest since 2012. Until week 39, a moment when on average 98% of the yearly total volume has already been shipped in the past five seasons, more than 41,500 tonnes have been exported, 30% more than the same week of last year. It must be remarked that the export dynamic of this year showed a first half of the season similar than last year’s, with the first important shipments on week 21 (from May 19th to 25th). Nevertheless, in the second half of the season, bigger changes occurred, in fact, by week 29 a volume 3% lower was recorded, but in the next week, the shipment’s peak happened.

The main cause of the increment were the good market conditions experienced in the U.S. and Japan, which has led these markets to experiment rises in the shipments of 64% and 27% respectively. On the other side, the situation in Europe shows that the volumes reduced about 450 tonnes, making the share of this market to drop from a 19% in 2013 to a 13%. Finally, in the Latin American market, a particular situation has been experienced this year, with only 173 tonnes shipped until week 39. However this market remains active until the end of the year, which means that the export volume can increase.

Source: iqconsulting.com


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