According to data provided by the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), Chile has exported 1,088,615 tons of fresh fruits so far in the 2019-2020 season (from September 1, 2019, to March 4 of 2020), i.e. 4.8% less than what it sent during the same period last season.
The main destination market was Asia with 366,645 tons and a 10.3% growth over the 2018-2019 season. It was followed by the United States with 349,664 tons and a decrease of nearly 23%. Europe ranked third with 191,785 tons and a slight drop of 0.8%. Latin America received 150,948 tons and decreased by 24.3%. Meanwhile, Canada received 19,942 tons and had a slight decrease of 0.6%. It was followed by the Middle East with 9,631 tons and a 17.6% drop compared to the same period of 2018-2019.
Table grapes have led exports with 251,888 tons, i.e. 6.7% more than in the previous season. They are followed by cherries with 228,548 tons, and an increase of 27.02%. Avocados are in third place with 115,097 tons and a decrease of 16.8%.
Blueberries ranked fourth with 107,433 tons and a slight fall of 2.05%. They are followed by plums with 84,162 tons and a decrease of 21%. Apple exports amounted to 75,861 tons and had a 36% drop. Nectarines exports totaled 68,416 tons and had an increase of 11.7%.
More grapes to Europe
According to ASOEX figures, the United States was the main destination for the Chilean table grapes in the analyzed period with 165,050 tons and a 14% growth. 41,714 tons have been shipped to Asia, i.e. 10.5% less than in the same period of the previous season. 21,764 tons have been exported to Europe, which has grown by 36%. Meanwhile, Latin America has received 14,224 tons and had a decrease of 11.4%, while Canada received 8,067 tons and had a 6% increase.
Finally, Chilean table grape exports to the Middle East amounted to 1,069 tons and fell by 14%.