Supplies were falling across the board in the world's three biggest regional markets, where pricing saw a mixed picture.
Mexico's Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) has estimated that there is a record crop of 25.5 million boxes, putting it well above last year’s 21.3 million and a few percentage points up on the 23.6 million exported in 2019 - the current record.
The Southern Hemisphere Association for Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) announced further expansion with the incorporation of the Peruvian Table Grape Producers Association (Provid Peru).
Oppy has invested in an AI technology that harnesses deep learning AI to forecast and manage the yield of a specific crop, and is starting testing with table grapes.
Chile’s table grape season harvest has not suffered from weather issues like last year, but supply chain logistics have dashed hopes of a successful recovery and delayed arrivals to key markets.
Frutura adds another acquisition to its portfolio, this time Chile's largest supplier of table grapes to the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Subsole.
An early exit from California table grapes, late arrivals from Chile and South Africa and good quality fruit led to a better than expected season for the Peru table grape season.
For much of the season until recently, exports from the country were running well behind the previous season, despite a much higher intake volume.
Decofrut presents the State of the Market for table grapes during December, looking at supply, demand and pricing for three markets.
The Grape Reporter recently spoke with Manuel José Alcaíno, president of Chile-based marketing intelligence company Decofrut to hear his analysis of this season that's now getting underway.