In the first three months of the year, Brazil’s fruit exports registered a 2% increase in volume compared to the same period of the previous year. The total volume of fresh fruit sent abroad so far has been 250,000 tons, but in terms of value, there were no increases. The same values as the previous year were recorded, with revenues of US$ 196 million.
Melons, lemons, mangoes and watermelons were the fruits that most registered shipments from January to April 2022. Despite the increase of only 4% in volume in melon exports, around 76 thousand tons of the fruit were sent to the international market, revenue of US$ 47.1 million.
Lemons registered an increase of 20%, with shipments of almost 37,000 tons. This increase was due to a few points, among them the foreign market had more attractive prices than the domestic one. In addition, countries such as Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala were left without production, making room for more Brazilian lemons to be shipped abroad.