Fruit exports from Brazil rose by 21% in volume in the first half of the year, dominated by an increase of more than three times the previous year of table grape shipments. The country exported 430,000 metric tons (MT) of fruit between January and June, up from 355,000MT.
The value of exports also rose by 15% year-on-year. There were strong increases in exports of melons and mangoes. Table grapes saw the biggest percentage increase of any top-10 export fruits.
Exports rose by 224% in volume and by a similar percentage in value to US$24 million.