Harvest Trends week 52 -- 2012
Harvest situation in the Southern Hemisphere, week 52, 2012
The Rio Negro cherry crop was completed during the week, closing off a good season.
A slow pace was seen for Flame Seedless grapes in the III (Atacama) and IV (Coquimbo) regions, due to uneven size distribution and lower weight bunches, as well as reduced labor availability.
In terms of cherries, rains during week 51 paralyzed crops and forced many growers to end the season. It is estimated that the export volume will reach 47,000 metric tons (MT), or 9.5 million cases, which is 33% less than last season.
The grape harvest was completed in Piura, rounding off what was a good season.
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