Chile has been hit by an unprecedented drought for more than 10 years now, with the lack of rainfall leaving arid fields and a growing concern in the agricultural sector.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), Mexican citrus exports increased by 28.3 percent ($912.3 million) when compared to the same time period last year ($711 million).
Imports are not a major factor in the apple industry, but exports are.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the produce and food industries operate in Southeast Asia, just as elsewhere. However, the experiences are different everywhere, proving once again, we’re not all in it together.
According to USDA projections, Mexican tomato exports will reach a new all-time high in 2021.
Peru’s avocado exports for the 2020-21 season will be larger than previous projections.
Peru has become the world’s largest blueberry exporter in a short time, and its growers have big growth plans for this season.
Mexico saw an increase in tomato export value of 20.6 percent in 2020 over the previous year, totaling $2.6 billion and breaking its own record.
According to data from the Agricultural Markets Consultant Group, Mexican fruit and vegetable exports increased by 13.3 percent in volume and 13.5 percent in value during the first four months of 2021.
U.S. produce exporters over the years have often moved away from the UK and other EU markets, in favour of Latin & Central America and Asia. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, it will be interesting to see if the UK market comes back on to the U.S. radar.