Chilean exports

Terrible week for Chilean cherries

Terrible week for Chilean cherries

Published on Feb 15th, 2021
Photo: Garce Fruit Chile

Demand for Chilean cherries has recovered after suffering severe price cuts. In mid-January, with about three weeks to go before the Chinese New Year, the whole industry had expected high sales and prices. However, on January 22, news spread on the internet that the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention had found a positive nucleic acid test for Covid-19 on the inner surface of an imported cherimoya fruit during routine monitoring of imported food.

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
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution

 

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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