Peru’s Table Grape Exports Haven’t Surpassed Chile’s Export Volume But They Surpassed Their Value


“In the short term, Peru will be the world’s leading supplier of table grapes”

Peruvian table grapes exports amounted to 1.26 billion dollars in 2021, i.e. 22% more than in 2020, greatly surpassing Chilean table grape exports, which totaled 928 million dollars.

This was announced last month by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), which indicated that the country positioned itself in 2021 as the world’s leading exporter of fresh grapes. However, according to the president of the consulting firm Inform@cción, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, Chile continues to be the world’s leading supplier of table grapes in terms of volume.

“In volume, Chile leads shipments of this fruit. Peruvian grapes, however, have surpassed them in value because Peruvian grapes receive better prices than Chilean grapes,” he said.

Peru is set to become the world’s largest supplier of table grapes by volume in the next campaign (2022/2023) or in the following one (2023/2024), Cilloniz stated.

“Chile’s table grape supply is stagnant. It’s even contracting, while Peru’s supply continues to grow. I think that in the short term our country will be the main global supplier of this fruit, displacing Chile to second place,” he said.

“Peru has more and more late grapes (which are exported in February and March) so if Chile reduces its volumes in those months our commercial window will continue to expand,” he added.

By Fresh Plaza