Crop and Export Report 2020, Week 7

Editorial

The rains of last week mainly affected the southern zone, the Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions, where labors where interrupted at the beginning of the week. Shipments of week 6 reached 5,219 tones, partly influenced by the aforementioned. Meanwhile, the total accumulated remains in line with the previous season, around 99,600 tons.

With respect to the destination markets, North America has received 50% of the volumes shipped up to date and 12% less than the previous season at the same week. Europe has received 34% of volumes this season and 11% more than last season, while the Far East has received 16% of shipments and an increase of 26% over the previous campaign. In relation to the situation in China, the market activity is just returning to normal this week, with the end of the holidays on February 10th. However, the focus is on cherries, grapes and stone fruit, which have a greater volume of arrival.

Organic blueberries continue to show a downward trend and lower weekly departures compared to the previous season. 1,008 tons were exported during week 6, 77% to North America and 23% to Europe. However, the accumulated volume remains higher with 14,042 tons exported this season, 17% more than the previous season.

CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 7, IN TONS

Week From To Weekly Shipments Accumulated 2019/20
Export
Progress
2018/19
Season
Actual
2019/20
2018/19
Season
Actual
2019/20
Total U.S./
Canada
Europe Far
East
Other
492-Dec8-Dec6.7456.6773.3841.9631.321917.35918.50316.4%
509-Dec15-Dec10.5549.4984.5833.1901.6933127.91328.00124.8%
5116-Dec22-Dec8.78811.8724.8034.0672.9891436.70139.87335.3%
5223-Dec29-Dec10.4239.1863.6533.8131.7081347.12349.05943.4%
130-Dec5-Jan9.6888.4453.8503.2531.3182456.81157.50450.9%
26-Jan12-Jan9.95010.6775.1534.2011.2814266.76268.18260.3%
313-Jan19-Jan10.5159.8524.9323.6491.2472377.27778.03469.1%
420-Jan26-Jan8.5049.0724.6923.3709506085.78187.10677.1%
527-Jan2-Feb8.2477.2854.2222.2218133094.02894.39283.5%
63-Feb9-Feb5.8305.2193.1141.5744864599.85999.61088.2%
Season total 99.859 99.610 49.847 33.592 15.852 319
Source: Information prepared by IQonsulting from SAG/Asoex. From information prepared by Asoes A.G. according to the inspections forms submitted by the exporters to SAG (Agricultural and Livestock Service)

Crop Update by Zone

North Zone:

The season is over.

Central-North Zone:

The season is over.

Central-South Zone:

The harvest continues to progress normally, focused on Rabitteye varieties such as Brightwell, Tifblue and Ochclockonee, all with decreasing volumes.

South Zone:

Some rains are expected by the end of this week, while good weather conditions are forecasted by the next week. The main varieties in harvest are Elliot that is at the peak of volumes and with decreasing volumes are Legacy, Brigitta and Liberty, among others.



Export progress

Organic

Frozen