Chilean vegetable exports increase by 11.3 percent

Updated Jan 27, 2023
Vegetable exports from Chile totaled 492.3 million FOB dollars in the period between January and November 2022, registering an increase of 11.4% compared to what was mobilized abroad in the same period of the previous year, according to a recent bulletin from the Office of Agrarian Studies and Policies (Odepa).
“Of that value, 40.1% (197 million FOB dollars) was exported as pasta and sauces, 99.6% of that value corresponds to tomato paste, exports that increase in value, but decrease in volume. 32.3% of the exported value corresponds to seeds, decreasing both in value and in volume. 9.8% of the total is exported as fresh vegetables, a format that is growing both in volume and value. 50.3% of this value corresponds to fresh garlic exports mainly to Mexico and 42.3% to fresh onions exported mainly to Brazil and Spain”, the report details. “As frozen vegetables, 8.6% of the value is exported. 70% corresponds to exports of frozen asparagus, mainly to the United States”. The United States of America, in fact, is the main destination of Chilean horticultural exports in the period January-November 2022 with acquisitions for 99.5 million FOB dollars (20.2% of the exported value); mainly vegetable seeds (32.7% of that value), among which watermelon and broccoli stand out. Japan, the Netherlands, ...
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