According to the latest Kiwi Report published by the Chilean Kiwi Committee, by weeks 14-15 of 2021 the country has exported 15,958 tons of kiwi, i.e. 10% more volume than by the same week of 2020.
Europe has positioned itself as the main destination for the fruit, receiving 4,386 tons. It was closely followed by North America with 4,298 tons. They were followed by Latin America with 3,868 tons, the Far East with 2,391 tons, Russia with 821 tons, and the Middle East with 194 tons.
The main destination countries in Europe so far are the Netherlands (1,889 tons) and Italy (880 tons). In Latin America, the main destination countries are Brazil (673 tons) and Mexico (679 tons). The main destinations in the Far East are China-Hong Kong (1,812 tons) and India (286 tons).
The Hayward variety leads exports with 14,288 tons, i.e. 90% of the total exported to date. It is followed by the Dori (661 tons), Soreli (470 tons), Green Light (382 tons), and Jintao varieties (382 tons).
Exports of non-Hayward varieties increased by 7% over the same period of 2020, accounting for 10% of total shipments. Shipments of Hayward kiwis increased by more than 10% when compared to the same period of 2020.