Consumers in Europe are facing severely increased cost of living and grapes are not a necessity, which could lead to less demand for the product.
For the upcoming season, Chile will ship 36.3 million boxes of new varieties and 19.5 million boxes of traditional varieties.
The milestone follows significant efforts in the Latin American country to plant new grape varieties and become more competitive on the world stage.
Weeks ahead of the season’s first South African grape exports, South Africa’s table grape industry released a strong statement on Sept. 22. The indication is that its growers are ready for a much better season than the last.
A Mallorcan company is preparing its international expansion and celebrating with the launch of Grape Casual, its latest and innovative venture.
Peru's table grape association Provid has forecast exports in the 2022-23 season to increase by 11 percent to 71.5 million boxes equivalent to 8.2 kilograms each.
Prices in the 2021-2022 season ranged from $18.08 per package to $31.80 per package, reflecting the existing volatility in the market.
“There were not enough spaces on ships to cover export capacity. Delays in the import of materials caused problems with costs and shortages, due to the increase in freight rates," said Agrokasa's Camila Borgesa.
"As an industry, we need to review where we are, where we are going, and how to get there. This means looking at exciting technological advances, new varieties, and how to protect company secrets, yet at the same time share best practices," said McClarty.
A total of 77,7 million cartons were inspected and passed for export, according to a recently published SATI report.