The Far Eastern market seem to have become the leading importers for Chilean kiwifruit exports this season. There has been huge year-on-year drop in exports to Europe.
Total exports so far are down 13%, according to the country’s Kiwifruit Committee.
Exports to Europe – until now Chile’s leading export destination by a good margin – this year are down 32%.
Exports to the Far East have risen by 7%.
China and Hong Kong have received the biggest increase in imports, together importing 45% more fruit than by the same time last year.