Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Abundant rainfall, sufficient number of chill hours and spring conditions are expected to remain favorable for fruit development while high temperatures and low relative humidity is expected in the summer of MY2017/18. Post forecasts apple exports to increase up to 780,000 MT or 4 percent in line with good climatic conditions and the recovery of production from MY 2016/17. Table grape exports are projected to remain flat and reach 733,000 MT following the steady production trend. Fresh pear exports are expected to increase by 3.3 percent and reach 155,000 MT since new orchards start production. 

Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual