The Chilean Cherry Committee Releases New Estimate

November 22, 2023 Chilean Cherry Committee

The Chilean Cherry Committee, which represents more than 85% of the volume of global Chilean cherry exports, released its second estimate for 2023-2024. The new estimate considers the impact of rains this season. The Committee forecasts global exports of 81,477,564 million boxes (5 kilos each), a decrease of 14.6% from their first estimate in October, and slightly lower (-1.89%) than last season’s total exports.

North American Importers Seek Approval of Systems Approach from the US Government

With the 2023-24 Chilean table grape season starting in November, Chilean grape importers from across the U.S. are urgently requesting the U.S. authorities to accelerate the authorization of a Systems Approach, which would allow the entry of Chilean grapes into the U.S. without fumigation.

New Varieties to Account for 63% of Chile’s Table Grape Exports

The Table Grape Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) has released its first estimate for the 2023-24 season, projecting five percent growth in exports. This is based on information provided by the Committee’s member companies, which represent 82% of Chile’s total table grape shipments. 

The Chilean Blueberry Committee Issues First Forecast of the Season

October 11, 2023 Chilean Blueberry Committee

The Chilean Blueberry Committee of ASOEX, together with iQonsulting, have estimated a volume of 82,000 tons of fresh blueberries for the 2023/24 season.  This represents a six percent decrease in fresh exports from the previous year.  Updated estimates will be released throughout the Chilean Blueberry season.

Chilean Citrus Committee Releases Revised Forecast

Following the recent frosts and rains in Chile, the Citrus Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) has revised its export projections for the 2023/24 season. The Committee estimates that Chile will export 348,000 tons of citrus, 30% more than last year, but three percent lower than the previous estimate made in May of 2023.