The 2021/22 Chilean Cherry Export Season: A Recap, Plus the Way Forward

Chilean sweet cherry exports ended the 2021/22 season with a moderate volume increase (0.5%). Logistic constraints plus increased transit and custom clearance times affected the postharvest quality of the fruit, leading to low sale prices in China for an important part of the maritime arrival period. As Chilean cherry production and exports are set to grow further, logistical efficiencies and market diversification will play an increasingly relevant role for success in coming seasons.