While the US has always been an important market for Chilean fruit exports, in 2019 there was a significant drop in shipments. The nation’s exports to the US declined by 10% overall this year, teaching a total of $929 mln. This decrease marks the first time the number was under a billion in five years.
Grape exports out of Chile saw a rise of 1% year-on year. In the last trimester of US table grape imports, Chile was the leading exporter to the US, even though export figures decreased by 5% during the same period.
Chilean cherries declined by 12% in export value; at $27.8 mln in 2019 they were at about the same amount as in 2017.