The 2020-2021 Chilean fresh fruit export season ended with a total of 2,567,717 tons, reflecting a 1.2 percent increase over to the previous season, according to Ronald Bown Fernandez, the President of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile.
Chilean table grape exports for the 2020-2021 season reached 536,248 tons, reflecting a decrease of 11 percent compared to the previous year’s 603,554 tons, according to ASOEX.
With Chilean clementines and lemons already in market, and navels and mandarins on the way, the Chilean Citrus Committee of ASOEX has released an updated season forecast.
The ASOEX Citrus Committee reported that the 2021 lemon season began with harvests in week 15 with the Messina, Eureka, and Genova varieties, and during week 19 the first shipments were made.
According to information from the Chilean Blueberry Committee (ASOEX), exports decreased during week 5 reaching 5,996 tons, marking the end of Chile’s peak weeks.
In its second estimate, the Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) projects greater growth compared to its first estimate (310,352 tons) on Nov. 9.
The Chilean Cherry Export Committee within Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) Santiago, forecasts a record season for 2020-21.
Chilean blueberry growers expect a slightly larger crop and similar export season in 2020-21 as last season.