Of the total value, 86.1% corresponded to fresh fruit, 11.3% to processed fruit (juices, oils, preserves, frozen, dehydrated), and 2.6% to dried fruit (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, other).
(Agraria.pe) According to the latest bulletin of the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (ODEPA) of the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture, during the period January-April 2023, a total of 1,482,000 tonnes of Chilean fruit exports were recorded. Value of US$ 3,752 million FOB, (Sales value IVV1, subject to adjustment by Value Variation Report. Exports that are not done in “firm” modality – normally fruit exports – can be adjusted after 6 months Shipment to be announced, which may cause prices to change).
Compared to the same period in 2022, there is a -2.5% decrease in export volume and +4% increase in value. Of this total value, 86.1% corresponded to fresh fruit, 11.3% to processed fruit (juices, oils, preserves, frozen, dehydrated), and 2.6% to dried fruit (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, among others). Has an account.
Fresh fruit with a reduction in volume of -3.3%
Fresh fruit reaches sales of 1,256,000 tonnes, equivalent to US$3,229 million FOB for the analysis period. These exports registered a decrease of -3.3% in quantity and +3.3% in value as compared to the same period last year.
In this group, the main species exported in the analysis period was cherry, which recorded a volume of 302,145 tonnes, equivalent to US$ 1,593 million FOB, accounting for 49% of the total value of fresh fruit exports in the analysis period. represents. Compared to the same period in 2023, shipments of this fruit are evidenced by an increase of +6% in volume and +6.8% in value. The main destination is China (90% of the value of Chilean cherry exports was exported to that country).
It is followed by table grapes, which accounted for 438,600 tonnes worth US$ 708.9 million FOB, registering a decrease of -4.9% in volume and a growth of +1.8% in value over the same period last year. , highlighting as the main buyers in this period, the United States (49%) and China (13%).
In third place is blueberry, with shipments of 72,200 tonnes valued at US$ 331.9 million FOB, registering a decrease of -19.8% in volume and -6% in value with respect to the same period last year. The main destinations were the United States (concentrate accounts for 49% of the total value of blueberry shipments), and the Netherlands (21%). And at the fourth position is plums with shipments of 134,400 tonnes and US$ 218.9 million FOB, registering a decrease of -5.8% in volume and a growth of +9% in value compared to the same period last year. The main destinations were China (70%) and the United States (13%).
nuts and queen is hazelnut
With regard to nuts, they reached sales of 23,260 tonnes during the January-April 2023 period, equivalent to US$ 98.58 million FOB. Compared to the same period last year, these values represent an increase of 204% and 136% in volume. worth.
The main exported product in value terms is shelled hazelnuts, registering sales of 5,900 tonnes and US$44 million FOB, representing 45% of the total value of shipments of nuts, with the main destination being Italy (64%). (17%) and Canada (14%). Another product that stands out in export value, walnuts, registering sales of 6,300 tonnes, and US$ 27 million FOB, accounting for total shipments mainly to Brazil (12%), Turkey (9%), represents 27%. Germany (8.5%), the United Arab Emirates (8.3%), France (7.5%) and the Netherlands (7.2%). And in third place is shelled walnuts, with shipments totaling 9,200 tonnes for US$17 million FOB, accounting for 17% of the total value of nut exports for the period. The main destinations were Türkiye (37%) and India (33%).
Processed Chile Fruit
Processed fruits reached shipments of 165,700 tonnes equivalent to US$ 424.5 million FOB during January-April 2023, representing an export decrease of -5.7% in volume and -3.4% in value compared to the same period last year Is.
In order of importance by sales, the category with the largest value representation over the analysis period was frozen (31%), then canned (26%), followed by dehydrated (23%), juices (16%), and finally oils. (4%). The decrease in sales of these categories in the analyzed period is explained by a significant decrease in shipments of frozen foods and oils, which recorded a decrease in sales in the first case by -35%, and in the second by -26%. compared to the same period last year. All other categories show more than 25% growth.
In each category, they stand out for their highest sales:
Frozen: Berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries) with sales of US$43 million, US$33 million FOB, US$18 million FOB and US$13 million FOB, mainly in the United States (47%) , Australia (10%) and Japan (9%). Moreover, the sales of these 4 species have registered a decline of less than -35% as compared to the previous period.
Preserves: Peaches and apples, reaching sales of US$41.9 million and US$14.8 million FOB, respectively, are predominantly shipped to Mexico (50%) and the United States (24%) overall.
Dehydrated: Plum and Grapes, with sales of US$53 million and US$28 million FOB, respectively. The main destination countries for these fruits in the period analyzed were Germany and China in the first case, and the Netherlands and Colombia in the second.
Juice: Apple and Grapes, with sales of US$25 million and US$17 million FOB, respectively. The main buyers are the United States and Mexico in the first case, and Japan and China in the second.
Oils: Olive, with sales of US$17.6 million FOB, and strong shipments to Brazil (69%) and Spain (11%).