China becomes Chile's biggest produce importer in Asia

In just 10 years between 2009 and 2019, Chile’s total exports of avocados increased by 76% from US$170.7 million to US$300.7 million. In 2019, the Netherlands became the country's largest export destination of avocados, with a total export value of 112.8 million U.S. dollars, accounting for 37.5% of Chile’s total exports, followed by the United Kingdom with an export value of 54.6 million U.S. dollars, up 87% from 2018.

Asia is a growing market for Chile’s fresh produce with China being the most important buyer, accounting for 8.8% of the total export value to Asia; followed by Japan, accounting for 8.3% of the total export volume, up 1.735% from last year. The Asian market was the fastest to recover from the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: Inter-American Economic News

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