China’s appetite for Chilean sweet cherries drives export growth

Global sweet cherry exports have experienced steady growth over the past decade, largely driven by the success of Chilean exports to China. Currently, the Chinese market is not yet fully saturated, with further expansion anticipated in the coming seasons. Stable prices are expected, provided the quality of the cherries remains high and logistics remain smooth. Meanwhile, the Chilean industry is facing various challenges, including concentration, lack of market diversification, potential competition from Peru, and increased volumes of cherries unfit for export.