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Argentinian export of fresh fruits grows by 13.9% in the first quarter of 2020

Shipments certified by Senasa to different markets in the world totaled more than 278 thousand tons between pears, apples, lemon and oranges, as the main exported products.

5/13/2020

Argentinian fruits.

Fresh fruit exports in the first four months of the year totaled 278,099 tons, 13.9 percent more than the 244,220 tons shipped in the same period last year.

In the framework of the social, preventive and compulsory isolation provided by the national government in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agents of the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa) - as an exception to the Presidential Decree - continue to carry out phytosanitary certification, necessary for the export of products of plant origin.

Before signing the phytosanitary certificate, the inspectors verify - through Senasa's regulatory system - that the merchandise meets the health and quality requirements established by each purchasing country.

Thus, between January and April 2020, the professionals of the decentralized body of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, controlled shipments of 182,609 tons of pears, a growth of 8.5% compared to the 168,238 tons exported in the same period from last year.

The main destinations for this product were: Russia (53,296 tons); Brazil (34,561 ton), the United States (30,692 ton) and Italy (24,473 ton)

Meanwhile, the 38,111 tons of apples certified between January and April signify an increase of 31.6% over the 28,950 tons shipped in the first four months of 2019.

The first destination markets for this product were Brazil (11,106 tons); Paraguay (5,944 tons); Russia (4,301 ton); Bolivia (3,860 tons) and the United States (1,610 tons).

Likewise, the export certification of 30,082 tons of lemon indicates an improvement of 64.8% compared to the 18,259 tons shipped between January and April of this year 2019; while the certification of shipments of oranges, with 13,635 tons, grew 20% over the 11,364 tons in the same period last year.

Russia (15,362 tons), the Netherlands (1,796 tons), Greece (1,741 tons) and Canada (1,360 tons) were the markets that demanded the most the Argentine lemon in these four months; while Paraguay (13,611 tons) received the largest amount of exported Argentine oranges.

Senasa also registered growth in the export certification of mandarins, 2,422 tons (10% more than the 2,186 tons in 2019) and cherry, 2,145 tons (65% more than the 1,297 tons in 2019).

In the first four months of 2020, Senasa also certified grape exports, 3,773 tons; pomegranate, 1,849 tons and plum, 884 tons, among other fresh fruits.


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