23/24 South African grape exports increased by nearly 20%, multi-port strategy improves logistics

Fresh Grape
Supply Chain Management
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 18, 2024

Tridge summary

The South African Grape Industry concluded the 2023/24 season with a harvest of 75.7 million boxes, a 17% increase from the previous year, aligning with revised forecasts. This success was partly due to the Orange River region's performance, which surpassed expectations. Notably, the Ivory variety saw a significant growth of 128%. Despite a reduction in planting areas in some regions, the overall grape planting area in South Africa is expected to remain stable. The season faced logistical challenges, including delays with Clara vessels, but alternative strategies helped mitigate these issues. The industry has demonstrated resilience and growth, with a 2.7% compound annual growth rate over the last decade, despite an earlier-than-usual season end due to weather changes.
Disclaimer: The above summary was generated by Tridge's proprietary AI model for informational purposes.

Original content

The South African Grape Industry (SATI) recently released a review of the 2023/24 season, saying that the overall harvest this season was basically consistent with the revised production forecast. At the end of the season, a total of 75.7 million boxes of grapes were inspected, and the total export volume was 73.5 million boxes (4.5 kg/box), about 331,000 tons. SATI Business Manager Jacques Ferreira said that the initial production forecast for this season was 73 million boxes, but SATI adjusted the forecast in January this year due to the harvest in the Orange River region exceeding expectations. The total packaging volume in the Orange River region this season reached 24.2 million boxes, which was higher than the initial forecast. Overall, South African grape exports increased by 17% compared with the previous season (73.5 million boxes in the 2023/24 season, compared with 63.9 million boxes in the previous season). In terms of export volume of each variety, the largest export ...
Source: Guojiguoshu
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