Chile exported 67,000 tons of prunes in 2022

Chilean prunes exports, during 2022, reached US$ 256 million, equivalent to 67,000 metric tons (MT). China, Mexico and the UK have become the three main importers of this dried fruit, within a total of 81 destinations. China, which is also a strong importer of fresh plums, received 11,582 MT (US$36.5 million); Mexico obtained 6,677 MT (US$24.4 million) and the United Kingdom 5,295 MT (US$20.7 million).

Executive director of Chileprunes, Pedro Acuña: “ Thanks to a surface cultivated with European plum that reaches 12,550 hectares, mainly located in the VI Region -rich fruit area located a few kilometers south of its capital, Santiago-, Chile is capable of a total production of plums of around 100,000 MT annually, “of which 2/3 are used for prunes, which after the drying process go to a subsequent tenderization process after their natural condition, in containers according to customer requirements, direct to retail or in bulk, delivering a tremendously diversified end product that is constant in quality over time.”


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