Table grape exports from Peru did not exceed the volume of Chile’s exports, but they exceeded their value
Peruvian table grape exports amounted to $1.26 billion in 2021, 22% more than in 2020, greatly exceeding Chilean table grape exports, which totaled $928 million.
This was announced last month by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), which indicated that the country was positioning itself in 2021 as the world’s leading exporter of fresh grapes. However, according to the president of the consulting firm [email protected]ón, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, Chile remains the world’s largest supplier of table grapes in terms of volume.
“In terms of volume, Chile leads the shipments of this fruit. Peruvian grapes, however, have overtaken them in value as Peruvian grapes receive better prices than Chilean grapes,” he said.
Peru is expected to become the world’s leading supplier of table grapes by volume in the next (2022/2023) or next (2023/2024) campaign, Cilloniz said.
“The supply of table grapes from Chile is stagnating. It is even contracting, while supply from Peru continues to grow. I think that in the short term our country will be the main world supplier of this fruit, moving Chile to second place,” he said.
“Peru has more and more late grapes (which are exported in February and March), so if Chile reduces its volumes during these months, our commercial window will continue to widen,” he added. .