In January and February, Chilean fruit exports experienced a significant increase in volume and value. According to the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (Odepa), cherries topped the list with shipments of 300,230 tonnes, equivalent to USD 1.543B FOB, representing 68% of the total value of fresh fruit exports during January-February. The main buyers of Chilean cherries were China, which received 89% of the total export value, followed by blueberries, which recorded shipments of 67,600 tonnes with USD 314M FOB, and table grapes, which had 108,890 tonnes with a value of USD 166.58M FOB.
Overall, the total fruit exports from the country reached 738K tonnes with a value of USD 2.547B FOB from January to February 2023, an increase of 14.3% in exported volume and 7.3% in value compared to the same period in 2022. The majority of these exports were fresh fruit, with a total of 634.8K tonnes, equivalent to USD 2.261B FOB, and recording an increase in the volume of 17.3% and value of 4.6% compared to 2022 figures.