Chile and its fruit industry

Chile is the number one fresh fruit exporter from the Southern Hemisphere. Fruit is the third most important sector within the national economy. It is also considered to be vital for the growth of the country as it is an important provider of employment and investment. Chile’s fresh fruit industry is made up of 7800 fresh fruit growers working 310,000 hectares of cultivated land.

Chile – Leading supplier from the southern hemisphere

Chile accounts for 59.3% of the Southern Hemisphere fruit exports considering grapes, apples, kiwis, avocados, plums, nectarines, peaches and pears. Therefore, it leads exports in the southern hemisphere.


Today the Chilean fresh fruit industry exports more than 30 different species to more than 100 different countries around the world. These impressive figures indicate Chile’s commitment to servicing the needs of today’s market demands. Chile is proud to be ranked amongst both the Southern Hemisphere’s and the World’s top fresh fruit exporters in a number of product categories including table grapes and plums.

Table Grapes N°1 N°1
Plums N°1 N°1
Apples N°1 N°1
Blueberries N°1 N°1
Peaches/Nectarines N°1 N°1
Avocados N°1 N°2
Kiwis N°2 N°3
Strawberries N°1 N°4
Pears N°3 N°5