Argentina’s apple exports to Brazil up 120%

Oct, 16, 2020 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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At the end of the second quarter of the year, Argentine apple exports to Brazil increased by 120% and registered the highest sales volume of the last five harvests, totaling 22,770 tons, according to data from the National Service for Quality and Agrifood Health (SENASA) in Argentina.

Brazil has become Argentina’s most important destination for apples, followed by Russia, importing just over 10,000 tons, Bolivia, importing almost 9,000 tons, and Paraguay and the United States, importing almost 5,000 tons each.  These five destinations accounted for 65% of the region’s total apple exports.

Despite the higher demand for apples in the Brazilian market, the FOB prices that exporters declared to customs show a significant drop. According to customs data, the average FOB value of apples destined for Brazil was US$ 0.74 per kilo in this harvest, that is, almost 10% less than in the same period last year and about 25% less than in the same period 2018.


Slight drop in pear exports

According to SENASA, at the end of the second quarter of the year, Argentina had exported a total of 72,600 tons of pears to Brazil, a volume that reflects a 1% drop YoY and a 5% drop in relation to the same period of 2018.

The average FOB price for pears was US$ 0.68 per kilo, 8% below the previous year and 24% lower than in 2018.


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