Chilean exports of fresh and processed fruits decline between January and September

Chilean exports of fresh and processed fruits decline between January and September

According to Chile’s Office of Agricultural Studies and Policy (ODEPA), in data collected by Portalfruticola.com, Chilean exports of fresh fruits have decreased by 4.8% by volume and by 1.2% in value between January and September compared to the same period of the year previous.

Portalfruticola.com maintains that 74% of exports correspond to fresh fruits, 16.6% to processed fruits, which include canned fruits, juices, frozen… and 9% to nuts.

With this data, Portalfruticola.com contends that Chile recorded a total value of FOB $5.8 million in exports of both fresh fruits and nuts between January and September 2019. However, this medium stresses that the figure is slightly lower than last year, in particular 0.6% less.

The most exported fresh fruits

Portalfruticola.com claims that the most exported fresh fruits from Chile are table grapes and cherry, which accounted for 50% of the value of all fresh fruits exported between January and September of this year.

However, the export volume of both has decreased from the previous financial year. In the case of table grapes, 10% less in volume and 4.4% less in value, while the cherry has lowered its exports by 3.5% by volume, but grew by 24% in value.

Other fresh fruits that did increase its exports in both volume and value, according to Portalfruticola.com, are avocado and plum. Avocado recorded a 61.5% export growth in volume and 36% in value; and plum by 29% by volume and 23.5% in value compared to the same period before.

The case of processed fruits and nuts

For its part, Portalfruticola.com maintains that processed fruits (except frozen fruits)  also recorded a decrease in all categories in volume and value, although some products such as frozen strawberries or canned pears.

However, in nuts there was a growth of 34% in volume and 17.6% in value compared to January-September 2018.

 

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