According to the study carried out by the Office of Agrarian Studies and Policies (Odepa), shipments of cherries expanded by almost 37% compared to the previous year. The pandemic played a fundamental role in decrease the successful figures recorded in previous years. The complications were not only economic, but also logistical. Several shipments were even unable to enter China due to health regulations imposed in the Asian country.
The uprisings of the fruit exports to China They bring good news for the national economy and, above all, for the Biobío Region, which is about to start dispatching shipments, initially in November.
"In the Region we are not exporting fruits right now, but we'll start doing it in mid-November. We have high expectations of what is going to happen, considering that last year we had several problems. We hope that during this year the export process will be smooth and that we will reach good prices. We do not want to repeat, for example, what happened to us last year with shipments of cherries,” José Miguel Stegmeier, president of the Agricultural Society of Biobí, told blueberriesconsulting.com.