Contrary to expectations, Brazilian melon exports from November did not exceed those of October. Shipments generally increase during the period due to larger orders for the end of the year, but this did not occur in 2022.
Sources claim the volume exported was only 27,000 tons in November, down 23% compared to the previous month and 44% to the same month last year. The main destinations in the period were: the Netherlands, with 33% of the total volume; Spain, with 28%; and the United Kingdom, with 20%.
See below the track record of Brazilian melon exports to Oct 2022, based on data from DataLiner.
According to agents consulted by Cepea researchers, the main reasons that justify this drop in exports are logistical problems, a reduction in the Brazilian acreage destined for melon production, and even the cancellation of contracts by some European importers.