Chile’s cherry exports hit historic highs
Chile’s cherry industry reached record export levels in late 2010, selling the equivalent of half the 2009-10 season in just one week.
Shipments were concentrated in Asian markets with around 2.34 million boxes, while 706,000 boxes were exported to the U.S.
So far Chile has exported 11 million boxes during the 2010-11 season, or approximately 53,600 MT compared to 30.170 MT in 2009-10.
At the start of October local consultancy iQonsulting estimated Chile’s cherry shipments would grow by at least 60% this season – an amount the industry has now surpassed.