Chile plans to increase its cherry exports by 2.6%

From Fresh Plaza | 17 December 2021

Overview of cherries from Chile in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on December 15, 2021. 

The ASOEX Cherry Committee, which accounts for more than 82% of the volume of Chilean cherry exports to the world, presented its second estimate for the 2021-2022 season. According to this estimate, Chile will export 72,367,963 boxes (5 kg) of cherries equivalent to 361,840 tons this season.

This new figure is 2.6% higher than the volume exported last season and 6.6% lower than the Committee’s first estimate, which was delivered on November 10.

The committee highlighted that 94 of the 95 members of the entity had participated in this second estimate.

The Committee also said that China was expected to maintain the volumes they imported last season, with a slight decrease in volume.

“China will continue to be the main destination for Chilean cherries this season. However, we expect its share will decrease from 91% to 88%, which indicates that there will be an increase in other markets, showcasing the industry’s interest in diversifying its destination markets,” stated Ronald Bown, president of ASOEX.

“The quality of the fruit is very good, in addition, we have prepared ourselves to fully comply with the requirements demanded by the destination markets, thus avoiding any setback. To date, we have exported more than 53,000 tons of cherries to the different international markets,” stated the president of the ASOEX Cherry Committee, Cristian Tagle.

Volumes (in Kg) of cherries from Chile in the US Market
chart 2021 12 17T071153.754

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

It should be noted that this is the last forecast that the committee will make this season. The committee, however, will inform the sector about any significant changes.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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