The fruit gap between Chile and Peru

In 2020, Chilean fruit exports totaled 5.8 billion US dollars, an increase of 0.42% over 2019. Therefore, Chile ranked among the top 10 suppliers. As far as Peru is concerned, even though its growth has accelerated in the last ten years, it is still far from the results of the southern countries. The export value was 3.9 billion US dollars, placing it in the top 20.

It should be noted that although Chile’s shipments are higher than Peru, between 2010 and 2019, Chile’s fruit exports only increased by 36.60%, while Peru’s exports increased by 516%. In addition, the two countries share the same destination. The top five are the United States, the Netherlands, China and the United Kingdom, as are their agricultural export baskets. Grapes and blueberries stand out in these baskets.

In the case of grapes, Peru's main export product and Chile's second, both countries have the United States as their main destination. In 2020, Chile and Peru, with a share of 37.60% and 31.70%, respectively, positioned themselves as the main suppliers to this market.

Blueberriesconsulting.com reports there is a similar situation in the case of blueberries, a fruit for which both countries share the US as the main destination. In this place, Peru is the main supplier with a participation of 40.40%, while Chile occupies the third position with 21%.

 

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