Exports of fresh fruits certified by the National Agricultural Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa) during the first ten months of the year increased by 6% over the same period in 2019, totaling 797,220.7 tons.
321,278 tons corresponded to pear exports, 247,985 to fresh lemon, 98,446 tons to apple, 73,956 tons to orange, and 32,767 tons to mandarin. The main destinations for these species were the countries of the European Union, the Russian Federation, and the United States, among others.
The country also exported blueberries, grapes, kiwis, pomegranates, and cherries, among other fresh fruits.
The main markets for the country's fresh lemon were Russia with 57,932 tons, the United States with 33,536 tons, the Netherlands with 31,829 tons, and Spain with 25,171 tons.
The main markets for Argentina's orange shipments were Paraguay, with 21,841 tons, the Netherlands with 13,284 tons, Russia with 9,772 tons, Spain with 6,880 tons, and Iraq with 2,678 tons.
"This achievement is due to the combined efforts of Argentine producers and Senasa. Senasa had to adapt its tasks and adjust controls to continue certifying exports from the agri-food and agro-industrial complex in the framework of the pandemic, demonstrating that the institutions can be strengthened in difficult times if there are accompanying public policies," said the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, Luis Basterra.