From January to October 2022, fresh fruit exports from Chile generated US$4.360 billion in revenue. During the whole of last year, Brazil’s fruits generated US$ 1.077 billion (a decrease of -11.6% over US$ 1.218 billion exported in 2021). This means that last year, Chilean fruit exports were four to five times higher than Brazilian sales.
Being the third largest fruit producer in the world, behind only China and India, Brazil is not among the world’s major exporters of these products, a select group in which Chile occupies a prominent place.
The development and consolidation of the fruit export complex in Chile result from several factors that have guided this industry toward the foreign market, as highlighted by Brazilian specialists.
This means Chile has become the world’s leading exporter of fresh cherries, prunes, and dried apples and is the second-largest exporter of fresh plums, shelled walnuts, shelled hazelnuts, raspberries, blackberries and frozen blackberries.