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Asia Replaces US as Chile’s Top Fruit Export Market

May 27, 2021

The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), a nonprofit organization representing Chile’s fresh fruit growers and exporters, recently reported that Chile has so far exported 1,839,723 metric tons of fresh fruit to the global market during the 2020/21 production season, corresponding to a year-on-year increase of 0.3%.

According to ASOEX, the Asian market has accounted for 37.8% of Chile’s fresh fruit exports during the 2020/21 season to date, while the United States has represented 26.8%. The subsequent four top export markets are Europe at 17.9%, Latin America at 15.4%, the Middle East at 2.4% and Canada at 1.9%.

The proportion of Chile’s fresh fruit exports going to the Asian market has displayed year-on-year growth of 16.4%, allowing Asia to surpass the United States to become Chile’s top destination for fruit exports. The share of exports to Latin America has also increased by 7.3%, whereas that to the United States has fallen by 10%.

The top exported fruits from Chile were fresh table grapes, accounting for 28.7% of the total export volume, followed by cherries (19.2%), apples (17%), plums (6.6%), blueberries (6.4%), pears (4.4%), nectarines (3.9%), avocados (3.9%) and oranges (3.4%).

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This article was translated from Chinese. Read the original article.

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