Chile: Fruit shipments have a volume decrease of -6% compared to the same period in 2022


According to the fruit report from the Chilean Office of Agrarian Studies and Policies (ODEPA) this September, in the January-August 2023 period, there are total fruit exports of 2 million 541 thousand tons, for a value of US $ 5,973 million FOB (sales values ​​are subject to changes in the Value Variation Report (IVV).

In relation to the same period in 2022, There was a decrease in exported volume of -6% and an increase of 8.8% in value.

Of this total amount, 73.8% corresponds to fresh fruit, 7.9% to processed fruit (juice, oil, preserves, frozen, dehydrated), and 8.2% to dried fruit (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.).

Fresh fruit reached sales of 2 million tons, equivalent to US$ 4,411 million FOB for the analysis period. These exports registered a decrease in volume of -7.7% and in value an increase of 10.3% compared to the same period last year.

The main species exported during the analysis of this group is cherry, which registered a quantity of 302,790 tons., equal to US$ 1,820 million FOB, representing 41.3% of the total value of fresh fruit exports during the period of analysis. There is an increase of 6% in the quantity and 22% in the value of shipments of this fruit, compared to the same period in 2022. The main destination is China (91% of the value of Chilean cherry exports is sent to that country).

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Next in importance is table grapes with 495,308 tons equivalent to US $ 847.1 million FOB, registering a decrease in shipments of -18% in volume and -1.7% in value, compared to the same period last year, standing as -first buyer this time in the USA (47%) and China (12%).

Third, there is the apple, with shipments of 419 thousand tons equivalent to US$ 430.4 million FOB, registering a decrease of -15.8% in volume and an increase of 2.4% in value, relative to the same period last year. The main destination country is the USA (concentrating 15.7% of the total value of apple shipments), followed by Colombia (concentrating 12.2%), Brazil (9.1%), Taiwan (7%), and Ecuador (6.6%). And in fourth place is blueberry, with shipments of 72,242 tons and US$ 317.6 million FOB, which recorded a decrease of -20% in volume and -10.5% in value compared to the same period last year. The main destinations are the USA (49.6%) and the Netherlands (19.9%).

The shelled walnut, queen of dried fruits

In peanuts, they reached sales of 129,700 tons equivalent to US$ 491.2 million FOB in the period January-August 2023. Compared to the same period last year, these values ​​show an increase of 45% in volume and 39% of the value.

The main exported product in terms of value is walnuts in shell, with shipments totaling 79,787 tons for US $ 182.46 million FOB, representing 37% of the total value of exports. in the nut of time.

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The main destinations are India (47%), and Turkey (22%). The second product that shows the export value is shelled hazelnut, which recorded sales of 20,942 tons and US$ 168.5 million FOB, representing 34.3% of the total value of shipments of nuts, of which the main destination is Italy.(43%) , followed by Germany (24%) and Canada (19%). In third place is shelled walnut, which registered sales of 19 thousand tons, and US$ 98.6 million FOB, representing 20% ​​of the total shipment of nuts, destined for Spain ( 20.5%), Italy (11.7%), Germany. (8.2%), Brazil (7.1%) and the Netherlands (5.8%).

Processed fruit categories

This category reached shipments of 411,500 tons equivalent to US$ 1,070.8 million FOB in January-August 2023, representing a decrease in exports of -8% in volume and -5.8% in value, compared to the same time last year.

In order of importance by sales, the category with the largest value representation during the analysis is dehydrated (27.1%), followed by frozen (26.5%), preserved foods (23.8%), juices (15 .9%) and final oils (6.6%).

The decrease in sales during the analysis period in these categories is explained by a significant drop in frozen shipments of -33% in sales, compared to the same period last year.

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In each category they stand out for their highest sales:

Dehydrated: plum and grape, with sales of US$ 164.7 million FOB and US$ 85.5 million FOB respectively. The main destination countries for these fruits during the analysis are China (21%) and Germany (13%) in the first case, and the Netherlands (8.4%) and the USA (8%) in the second.

Frozen: berries (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry) with sales of US$91.9 million, US$67.5 million FOB, US$46 million FOB, and US$25.8 million FOB respectively, with shipments mainly to the USA. USA (43%), Australia (12%), Canada (11%) and Japan (8.3%).

Preserved: peaches and apples, which reached sales of US$ 91 million and US$ 38.3 million FOB respectively, were sent to Mexico (68%) and the US (12%) in the first case, and to the US (50%) and Mexico ( 16%) in the second.

Juices: of apples and grapes, with sales of US$ 60.5 million and US$ 58.5 million FOB respectively. The main buyers are the US (62%) and Mexico (16.7%) in the first case, and Japan (40%) and China (25.8%) in the second case.

Wool: olive oil that concentrates 94.5% of the total oil sales, with sales of US$ 66.98 million FOB, and with shipments mainly to Brazil (30%), Spain (25.6%) and the USA (25.2 %).


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