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The Peruvian grape season begins with prospects for growth in exports of premium varieties

The Peruvian grape season begins with prospects for growth in exports of premium varieties

Published on Nov 30th, 2020
Press release & photo: San Miguel

By the end of 2020, San Miguel begins its Peruvian grape season. From the North of the country, the company ships this fruit mainly to the United States and China. As a result of a number of measures taken to improve fruit quality, export volume grows, mainly Sweet Globe®, the most exported seedless variety in the world. 

Economic slowdown to reduce China’s grape imports 

US and Chile vie for share of competitive South Korean grape market

US and Chile vie for share of competitive South Korean grape market

Published on Oct 27th, 2020

With South Korea’s domestic production of grapes falling, the country is relying ever more on imports. This opens up opportunities for the world’s major producers, especially Chile, with whom South Korea signed a Free Trade Agreement in 2004. Despite government efforts to protect the domestic grape industry by imposing higher tariffs, the share of imported grapes continues to rise. Chile, which benefitted from its early FTA access, has the highest market share. However, US grape imports have also been on the rise since South Korea removed its off-season tariffs in 2016.

Australia expects yet another record season for grapes

Australia expects yet another record season for grapes

Published on Oct 26th, 2020

A record table grape is projected for Australia’s 2020/21 campaign, with output up 7% to 240,000 tons. As FAS Canberra reports, the rising production that the country has recorded in recent years is due to vines reaching maturity. Over the past decade, table grape production has grown by 142%.  Exports in 2020/21 are forecast up 10% to 168,000 tons. Over 50% of production is for export, with a record 152,500 tons shipped overseas in 2019/20, thanks to expanded exports to China and Southeast Asia, despite COVID-19- related shipping disruptions and a lack of pickers.

First full campaign for Spanish grapes in Vietnam commences

First full campaign for Spanish grapes in Vietnam commences

Published on Jul 22nd, 2020

2020 will be Spain’s first full season shipping table grapes to Vietnam, after gaining access in 2018 and completing successful trial shipments in 2019. Fepex reports that the first shipment of grapes from the Murcia departed for Vietnam on 9 July. Spain represents a new source of table grapes in the June-October window. Trade missions have involved Spanish grape producers (Moyca, El Ciruelo, Frutas Esther, Uniland, Frutas Torero and Hispagroup) visiting Vietnam, and reciprocal visits to Spain made by Vietnamese importers.

South Korea becomes major grape exporter while Chinese exports recover

South Korea becomes major grape exporter while Chinese exports recover

Published on Jul 20th, 2020

China’s grape production is predicted to rise 9% to 10.8 million tons, as the country bounces back from last year’s severe frosts. Record exports of 360,000 tons are predicted, with higher shipments to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Imports are estimated to fall by 10% to 27,000 tons, due to reduced shipments from top suppliers Chile, Peru, and the US. Small deliveries from the EU have commenced following recent market access for Spain and Portugal. However, the US remains China’s top Northern Hemisphere supplier.

Indian grape exports take a hit

Global grape output climbs 4% despite EU losses

Global grape output climbs 4% despite EU losses

Published on Jun 23rd, 2020

The global 2019/20 grape crop is projected to grow 4% to 23.4 million tons, thanks to rebounding China supplies, according to USDA/FAS data. However, exports are expected to shrink slightly as lower shipments from India and the US more than offset gains from China and Mexico. China’s output is predicted to climb 9% to 10.8 million tons, as vineyards recover from last year’s severe frost. Rebounding supplies are expected to drive exports to a record 360,000 tons, as higher shipments to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam facilitate China’s continuing upward trend.

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.

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