Jugos, bebidas, vinos y licoresNov. 29, 2011
Chile fue el principal proveedor en 2010
The volume of Chilean apples exported grew by 92.7% between 2001-2010, well above the 50.4% growth in world exports of this fruit in the same period.
According to the research paper “Apple Market”, published this month, by the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies, ODEPA, and prepared by the specialist Jaime Bravo, SimFRUIT highlights the most relevant points of the Chilean apple: in terms of production and surface, its international trade, the domestic situation in terms of crop area, production and employment, the evolution of apple varieties and regional development in the tariff situation in major markets, Chilean main exports by varieties, among others.
The document states that according to FAO figures, Chile represents only 0.7% of the global area planted with apple trees. Despite that figure, the country participates with 1.5% of the world production, ranking 11 in the main producers.
It further emphasizes that from the total world production of apples (which reached in 2009, 71.2 million tons), about 10.8% is traded in international markets, since the largest producers in particular China, India and Iran, concentrate their production to supply domestic demand in their countries. While two-thirds of world exports of apples are controlled by six exporting countries: China, Chile, Italy, USA, Poland and France.
In this regard, according to figures from the International Trade Centre (ITC) for the year 2010, Chile was the second largest exporter of apples, repeating the high position achieved in 2006, that is consistently being disputed with Italy and the United States. The volume of apple exports from Chile has registered a growth of 92.7% between 2001-2010, well above the 50.4% growth of the world exports in that period. Regarding imports, the ITC indicates that Chile maintains its leadership as the leading supplier of apples to the U.S..