Chilean fruit exporters report lower numbers in terms of volume and value through August 2020.
From the beginning of the year until mid-August (from week 1 to week 33), Peru exported 198,996 tons of citrus, representing an increase of 40 percent when compared to the 142,092 tons exported during the same period in 2019, as reported by Agraria.
Mexico is seeing the state of Guanajuato emerge is a bigger player with strawberries showing the evidence.
Mexico’s food exports surged 4 percent above last year for the first half of 2020 despite the pandemic, and while fresh produce factors heavily, it wasn’t the top export item.
Mexican mango exports increased 7.1 percent year to year in value, totaling $201.4 million, during the first semester of 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mexican banana exports totaled $141.1 million in the first half of 2020, reflecting a 1 percent year to year increase.
Mexico’s berry industry will stay on course with positive growth projections in 2020 despite the pandemic caused by COVID-19.
Compared to the same period last year, avocado exports from Peru have increased in 15 percent in volume and 9 percent in in value.
Chile can point to bad weather for the drop in export volume for kiwifruit, but as one would expect, the global pandemic also contributed.
The United States continues to be the top destination for Peruvian mango exporters with fresh taking an increasing share.