Fall in Chile’s deciduous fruit exports
In the 2022/23 campaign, Chile’s deciduous fruit crop is estimated to have fallen, according to FAS Santiago data. The South American country’s table grape production is projected to decrease by 8.6 percent to 720,000 tons, driving down exports by 8.7 percent to 555,000 tons. As for apple production, the estimated crop is approximately 1 million tons, representing a 2.9 percent drop from the previous year, owing to a contraction in planted area. Apple exports are expected to total 583,000 tons, down 3.2 percent from 2021/22. A similar decline in pear planted area is set to reduce production by 4.8 percent to 210,000 tons, with exports decreasing by 4.9 percent to 110,000 tons.