Chile: SAG certified exports of more than 8 million boxes of table grapes produced in Atacama

Fresh Grape
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 19, 2024

Tridge summary

The 2023-2024 regional table grape season in Chile was marked by a significant achievement, with over 8.6 million boxes shipped globally, making the United States the top destination, followed by Far Eastern countries, Latin America, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. To comply with international standards, 725 phytosanitary certificates were issued by the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG). Caldera Port played a crucial role, dispatching more than 2.3 million boxes mainly to the U.S., including grapes from the Copiapó and Huasco valleys, along with other fruits like blueberries, cherries, and nectarines. On a national scale, Chile's fresh fruit exports exceeded 1 million tons in the first quarter of 2024, marking a 13% increase from the previous year, with table grapes, cherries, and plums leading the export. The Far East emerged as the largest market, notably with a surge in plum exports to China.
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The productive balance of the 2023-2024 regional table grape season counted at the beginning of April more than 8,626,000 boxes sent to different markets, according to figures from the Agricultural and Livestock Service. Through a statement, the entity detailed that the United States was the main destination with more than 5,666,000 boxes, followed by Far Eastern countries with 1,104,000. Latin America was next with just over 1,000,000 boxes and Europe, Canada and the Middle East further behind. The regional director of the SAG, Mei Maggi Achu, commented that the Service issued 725 phytosanitary certificates, to guarantee that the fruit met the requirements of the markets. The certification tasks included physical and documentary inspection of the fruit, as well as verification of phytosanitary treatments. Caldera Port At the close of shipments for this season, more than 2,330,000 boxes of fruit produced in the Copiapó and Huasco valleys left the port, destined for the United ...
Source: MXfruit
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