The logistics crisis and its consequences have continued to impact the fruit sector, and Spain is no exception. The Iberian country, which exports approximately 60 percent of its total production of table grapes, has experienced an increase in production costs which is set to impact the upcoming season.
Supplies were falling across the board in the world's three biggest regional markets, where pricing saw a mixed picture.
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Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez highlighted Peru’s excellent performance in table grape exports over the last couple of years and especially, in the first few months of this year.
Despite a rough start to the table grape season, the USDA report found exports had recovered in April and onward.
Daytime weather has been cooler slowing the ripening process of the table grapes, and therefore, their harvest.
The 2021-22 season has came to a close with a slightly higher production level, but marred with issues and the association remains concerned for the future of the industry.
The Nashik district - which produces almost all of the country's export-bound grapes - has so far sent 112,000 tons to overseas markets.
Pacific Trellis Fruit expects to see growth coming from its Mexico table grape program, which includes over 20 varieties and will start shipping in the middle of May.
While the fruit condition was excellent, supply chain issues were at an all time high, and one third of it's harvest is still on the way to its destination.