Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

For marketing year (MY) 2018/19, Post estimates Chile’s apple production will reach 1.24 million metric tons (MMT) and 720,000 MT of exports assuming average yields, and a 4.2 percent decrease over MY2017/18 in planted area. So far, climatic conditions in Chile’s growing areas have been normal. The top market for Chilean table grapes is the United States. Post estimates MY2018/19 table grape exports at 720,000 MT, a 1.5 percent decrease over MY2017/18, assuming average level yields, and a 1 percent decrease in planted area. Post projects MY2018/19 Chile’s pear production to reach 250,000 MT and exports total 127,000 MT, a 2.3 percent export decrease over MY2017/18. Chile’s pear planted area in MY2018/19 totaled 8,217 hectares (ha), a 3.8 percent decrease over MY2017/18.

Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual