Chile Cherries Export to China Reached US$1,600 Million in 2021

17 May 2022
Chile Export Data

In 2021, 90% of Chile’s cherry exports, worth more than US$1,600 million, were shipped to China, the world’s largest cherry market that consumes one-third of the fruit. Chile reported an increase in cherry exports to the world in the last four consecutive years. According to our database, China exported US$1,767 million worth of cherries in 2021. Chile is the world’s largest exporter of cherries with a market share of about 40%. Here’s a complete analysis of Chile’s cherry export market with accurate Chile export data of cherries that will help you develop data-driven business strategies.


Chile Cherries Export to China and the World by Quarter 2021


The total volume of exported cherries from Chile to China in the 2021-22 season was 314,000 tons out of Chile’s total exports of 356,000 tons. In value terms, Chile exported cherries to the world in two quarters only – Q1 and Q4. The season of cherries starts in October and ends in January. Below given chart shows the dollar amount of Chile’s exports to cherries to China and the world by quarter.


Quarter

Chile Cherries Export to China (Value US$ Million)

Chile Cherries Exports to World (Value US$ Million)

2020-Q4

439.8

497.1

2021-Q1

1,262.8

1,368.8

2021-Q2

0.3

0.3

2021-Q3

0.2

0.2

2021-Q4

337.2

398.3

 


China Eastern Airlines said it would start air delivery of Chilean cherries from next week to Southeast Asia. The timings of shipments to China will depend on the situation of covid-19 controls. The carrier signed agreements with Chilean suppliers to purchase cherries worth US$230 million in Nov 2021. From Nov 8 to Jan, China Eastern sent one chartered flight for the fruit every data from Chile to China.


Chile Cherries Export to China and the World by Year


Chile has been reporting an increase in exports of cherries for the last 4 consecutive years. Chile’s cherry exports to the world rose from US$805 million in 2018 to US$1,767 million in 2021. That dollar amount includes the share of China – US$692 million in 2018 and US$1,600 million in 2021. The below-given chart shows export figures of cherries that Chile recorded in the last ten years.


Year

Chile Cherries Export to China (Value US$ Million)

Chile Cherries Exports to World (Value US$ Million)

2012

187.9

374.1

2013

261.5

391.3

2014

443.0

593.5

2015

308.7

393.7

2016

434.8

544.5

2017

276.2

358.5

2018

692.4

805.8

2019

947.2

1,073.2

2020

1,128.2

1,235.1

2021

1,600.6

1,767.8

 


Chile’s Top Export Destinations for Cherries 2021


China is the top export destination of Chile’s cherries, with a market share of over 90% reported in 2021. According to our database, Chile’s other export destinations of cherries are South Korea, the United States, Taipei, Chinese, and the United Kingdom. See and analyze the trade values of these countries through the given chart.


Destination Country

Value US$ Million

Value US$ %

China

1,600.6

90.5

South Korea

39.6

2.2

United States

35.2

2

Taipei, Chinese

25.3

1.4

United Kingdom

15.4

0.9

 


The Chilean industry experts predicted that cherry exports would increase in 2022 though logistics could be a huge challenge. Over the last four years, Chile has managed to capture the top position in the world’s cherry exports and it will continue to experience growth in the market. Experts believe that it is too soon to predict the new season, a better picture would be seen in October. Chile’s cherry season usually starts in October and ends in January.

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