Chilean fruit export grew 30,4% in Asia during season 2017-2018

The export season of Chilean fresh fruits 2017-2018 closed with the successful shipment of 2.776.903 tons to various destinations in the world, an 6,2% more compared to the numbers registered in the previous period.

The data was offered this week by the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile (Asoex), an organization that emphasized the growth of Chile's fruit industry in Asia, a region that bought 625.453 tons of the total, an increase of 30, 4% in contrast to last year.

China appears at the top of the list of buyers, since it acquired 61, 6% of the production that arrived on Asian soil from Chile. For Asoex, this accounts for the relevance of domestic products in markets as competitive as China.

In this context, the institution highlighted its outstanding participation in the most recent edition of the Asia Fruit Logistica, an event held in the city of Hong Kong. This type of stands, they explained, serve to further strengthen the positioning of Chilean fruit in Asia.

Charif Carvajal, marketing director of Asoex in the European and Asian markets, expressed his satisfaction for the participation of the Chilean entity during the event. He assured that the national stand was one of the most visited during the two-day exhibition.

“This reflects the importance of the sector as a supplier of safe, wholesome, sweet and high-quality fresh fruits in Asia. The meetings industry was a huge success, with massive networking,” said Charif.

The spokesperson of Asoex also mentioned that in the middle of the meeting they attended, they were able to make promotion days to the Chilean fruit products that they see with more export potential, such as blueberries, cherries and kiwis.


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