Chile’s fruit exports rise 1.2%

Chilean fruit exports for 2018-2019 amounted to 1.54 million tons – an increase of 1.2%, according to data from ASOEX as of March 28. Shipments to Asia rose 12% to […]
Tue 23/04/2019

Chilean fruit exports for 2018-2019 amounted to 1.54 million tons – an increase of 1.2%, according to data from ASOEX as of March 28. Shipments to Asia rose 12% to 454,000 tons, and the continent now accounts for 29.5% of total Chilean fruit exports. China is the main destination, with 351,200 tons, up 11%, followed by South Korea, with 47,600 tons, up 34%, and India, with 20,100 tons, up 18.6%.

Source: Simfruit.cl

The main fruits exported to Asia are cherries (166,300 tons), followed by table grapes (131,100 tons), fresh plums (76,800 tons, +78%), apples (25,500 tons, +28.1%), nectarines (23,300 tons, +13.6%), and avocados (13,800 tons, +9%).