Longtime Leader of Chilean Fruit Industry Retiring

The Board of Directors of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association A.G. (ASOEX) has announced that Mr. Ronald Bown is transitioning to retirement. Following a long and detailed selection process, the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Iván Marambio Castaño as the new Chairman of the ASOEX board. 

World Apple And Pear Association (WAPA) Presents Annual Southern Hemisphere Crop Forecast

On the occasion of its Annual General Meeting, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) has released the Southern Hemisphere apple and pear crop forecast for the upcoming season. According to the forecast, which consolidates the data from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa, apple and pear production is estimated to decrease by 7% and 6% respectively in 2022 compared to the previous year.

Chilean Citrus Committee Releases Updated Season Forecast

Export volumes of lemons, navels and mandarins remain in line with the first 2021 forecast (98,000, 89,000 and 145,000 tons, respectively). With a total citrus forecast of 391,000 tons, Chile expects to ship roughly 85% of all volume to the U.S. market.