Chile’s grape growers receive better returns in 2009-10
The most successful varieties were Flame Seedless and Red Globe, according to Alfredo García, who leads the analysis service of the group. The return on Flame Seedless was US $1.24 per kilogram, while the cost of production was US $0.83/kg. The return for Red Globe was US $0.94/kg on costs of US $0.78/kg.
For Thompson and Crimson Seedless, net returns were similar to those from the 2008-09 season. The returns for Thompsons were US $0.98 per kilogram, exactly the same as the cost of production. The returns on Crimson were US $0.83/kg, also the same as production costs.
For all varieties, the cost-return ratio was better than the 2008-09 season, when all varieties obtained returns that were less than production costs.