Apples, lemons, grapes, grapefruit, mandarins, pears, pomegranates and stone fruit
Exportadora Los Lirios, Exportadora Magna Trading, Exportadora Rucaray and Unifrutti Traders
2011: 17,3 mln. (EU: 503,5 mln.)
GNR in US$
2011: 249 mld. (EU: 17.584 mld.)
GNR, growth (annualy in %)
2011: 6,0 (EU: 1,5)
GNR per head (US$)
2011: 14.395 (EU: 34.923)
Agriculture benifit BNP (in %)
2011: 11,8 (EU: 1,5)
Chile is a country that is incredibly elongated. It covers a very large portion of the western coast of South America and is nearly 4,300 kilometres from north to south. This gives Chile numerous climate zones and a growing season that shifts from north to south. The climate conditions are perfect for the taste, colour and quality of the fruit. Agriculture is therefore a highly successful sector and Chile is among the top three exporters of fruit worldwide.
Within South America, Chile is responsible for 60% of all fruit exports. The natural barrier of the Andes also makes Chile one of the few countries in the world without ‘imported’ plagues that can threaten crops.
The export of copper has always been very important for the country, but the copper industry is also a threat for fruit growers, as the exchange rate and labour costs are related directly to it. All the same, Chile has set itself the goal of making the country one of the top 10 largest food exporters by 2015.
Total Produce B.V. is one of the largest importers of Chilean fruit and enjoys excellent relationships with leading, innovative growers. Long-term collaboration with partners guarantees the quality and delivery of various types of fruit.