China opens its market to Chilean citrus fruit exports

May, 18, 2020 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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The Chilean Ministry of Agriculture announced that China has opened its market to receive its citrus fruits. In August 2019, the Chinese had begun inspections of Chilean plantations with a view to taking this measure.

In 2019, Chile exported 336,000 tons of citrus fruits, 29.7% of which were oranges, 27.8% tangerines, 25.7% lemons, and 15% clementines. Currently the main destination for Chilean citrus fruit exports is the United States, which last year imported 283,000 tons (84.4% of total Chilean exports).

The citrus fruit producers in the Coquimbo region are responsible for 36.5% of total citrus exports, followed by the Valparaíso region, responsible for 31.2% and the metropolitan region of Santiago, responsible for 16.1% of all exports.

Source: Port Portal

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