Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

For Chilean apples, pears and table grapes, MY2016/17 has been characterized by having a high accumulation of chill hours (i.e. temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius) during winter months, which is necessary for a quality harvest. Such climatic conditions resulted in early and uniform blooming that is favorable for these crops. As a result, apple exports are expected to reach 750,000 MT during MY2016/17. In addition, the table grape export volume is expected to recover to 730,000 MT, while fresh pear exports are estimated to rebound to 138,000 MT during the same period. The U.S. is the largest importer of Chilean apples and table grapes, and is the fourth largest importer of Chilean pears.

Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual