Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual

Chile’s fresh apple and table grape exports will drop on lower supply due to adverse climatic conditions during the spring and winter. Fresh apple exports will reach 739,000 MT (metric tons) in marketing year (MY) 2018/19, a 5 percent decrease over MY2017/18, and table grape exports will equal 690,000 MT, a 5.5 percent decrease over MY2017/18. As of May 2019, Chile will be able to export fresh pears to China. On April 24, 2019, China granted market access to Chilean fresh pears. Post expects that this will increase planted area and boost exports in the next MY. However, in MY2018/19 Chilean pear exports will decrease by 1.5 percent and total 127,000 MT on lower supplies. 

Chile: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual