Chile: Stone Fruit Annual
Chilean area planted with cherries is growing consistently and will reach 52,000 hectares in marketing year (MY) 2022/23. Post projects that, due to favorable climatic conditions and abundant rainfall, MY 2022/23 cherry yields will increase. For MY 2022/23, Post estimates cherry production at 465,000 MT, a 19.2 percent increase over MY 2021/22. Chilean cherry exports will reach 430,000 MT, a 20.7 percent increase assuming higher yields and higher area planted. For MY 2022/23, Post estimates that fresh peach and nectarine production will total 178,500 MT, a 5.3 percent increase over MY 2021/22. Peach and nectarine exports will increase by 5.8 percent totaling 118,000 MT based on high yields and growth in area planted with nectarines.