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IG International, having handled blueberries for three years now has brought the first shipment of blueberries from Chile to India, for the season 2020

IG International, having handled blueberries for three years now has brought the first shipment of blueberries from Chile to India, for the season 2020

Published on Aug 04th, 2020

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IG International, India's largest fresh fruits importer has a strong base in the metro cities among its urban Indian consumers.

Agricultural Water Summit moved to September 22, 2020

Agricultural Water Summit moved to September 22, 2020

Published on Jul 01st, 2020

The first event focused on the water crisis affecting the agricultural industry has announced a new date in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event has been moved to Sept. 22, 2020 and will still take place at the Monticello Conference Center and Hotel in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile.

Chile’s grape exports remain stable despite drought

Chile’s grape exports remain stable despite drought

Published on May 26th, 2020

 

Chile’s table grape planted area in 2019/20 remained stable at 47,834 ha, as did production (835,000 tons) despite the country going through an 11-year drought period, which has intensified in MY2019/20. According to USDA estimates, Chile exports around 80% of all table grape production. Grape exports for the 2019/20 season are forecast to reach 657,000 tons, practically unchanged from 2018/19.

Chile’s apple exports continue to dwindle

Chile’s apple exports continue to dwindle

Published on May 25th, 2020

Chile’s 2019/20 apple and pear crops are projected to fall due to a decline in planted area and drought. Fresh apple exports are expected to total 650,000 tons, down 3.5%, while fresh pear exports will drop 11% to 117,000 tons, according to USDA data. The top markets for Chilean apples are Ecuador and Colombia.  Fresh Chilean apple exports to the US were down 23.2% due to the larger US crop.

Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries

Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries

Published on Apr 02nd, 2020

The 2019/20 Chilean blueberry season is drawing to a close, with exports down 1.5 per cent to 109,291 tons. In a statement, ASOEX stated that the decline in volume was to be expected given the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in the key Chinese market. "Due to the Coronavirus in China, the market in that country was paralysed after the Chinese New Year for at least three weeks, affecting a portion of containers arrived on those days.”

Chile’s grape exporters turn disaster into success 

Chile’s grape exporters turn disaster into success 

Published on Mar 25th, 2020

 

A couple of months ago, Chile’s grape sector was looking at a potentially disastrous campaign, given the loss of the lucrative Chinese market. However, suppliers wasted no time in finding other markets and has successfully diverted supplies to the EU and the US. In fact, shipment volumes of Chilean grapes to the EU are up 40%, while exports to the US have risen by 7% from the same period last year. Exporters have also been aided by the weak Chilean peso, which has made its products relatively cheaper for overseas traders.

Chilean fruit exports to China decimated

Chilean fruit exports to China decimated

Published on Feb 18th, 2020

 

Chile’s fruit exporters association (ASOEX) has estimated the losses to the country’s exports to China at close to US$100 million. This news was announced at the second meeting of the public-private table where the effects of the coronavirus on Chilean exports to China were analysed. The meeting included chaired the Minister of Foreign Relations, Rodrigo Yañez and the President of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), Ronald Bown Fernández.

Ele.me ensures Chilean cherries are at heart of Chinese New Year Celebrations

Ele.me ensures Chilean cherries are at heart of Chinese New Year Celebrations

Published on Feb 13th, 2020

Chilean cherries played a prominent part in the recent Chinese New Year celebrations, as red is the traditional colour of the festival and the peak sales period for Chilean cherries in China. The Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) teamed up with food delivery service Ele.me to hold the Harvest Your Red Moment and Deliver Happiness Together 2020 Chilean Cherry x Ele.me Spring Shopping Festival Launch Ceremony. 

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

Published on Feb 06th, 2020
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Chile has recorded significant growth in its shipments of blueberries to the Far East, this season, with volumes up 31% from the previous campaign, according to data published by Asoex. The Asian market now accounts for 18% of the total export volume. North America has received 48% of the volumes of Chilean blueberries so far this season, 7% down on last season’s volumes. Europe has received 33% of shipments, with a growth of 3%.

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