According to the Kiwi Committee's latest Crop Report, Europe has established itself as the largest importer of Chilean kiwis this season with the purchase of 47,824 tons to date, i.e. 6% less than in the same period of 2020. The report also highlights that only the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have increased their imports (+ 46% and + 2%, respectively).
Meanwhile, exports to the Far East market have decreased by 11%, which would be explained by the fall in imports from China-Hong Kong (-56%). As a result, India became the main destination in the region with the reception of 13,496 tons and a 35% growth over 2020.
According to the report, accumulated shipments to Latin America amount to 23,932 tons, and Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia are the main destinations.
In the North American market, the US has imported more than 22,000 tons of kiwi to date, i.e. 22% more than in the same period of the previous campaign.
Exports to the Middle East totaled 5,727 tons and Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were the main destinations.
Until week 32, Chile's volume was 2% lower than by the same week of the 2020 season. To date, Chile has exported 126,965 tons of kiwis. The main export variety is the Hayward kiwi with 123,446 tons, followed by the Jintao (1,890 tons), Dori (664 tons), Soreli (448 tons), Green Light (382 tons), Kiss (68 tons), Summer Kiwi (43 tons), and Sweet Kiwi (20 tons). Exports of the non-Hayward varieties have increased by 4% over the previous year.