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Lemon shipments from Chile began in late April, the same week as the previous season, as reported by the Citrus Committee of Chile.
In the first week of May 20,098 tons of this fruit were shipped, with an accumulated volume of 193 tons, a figure that reflects a decrease of 93% compared to the same date in 2021. 64% of this volume has been destined for the U.S. and the rest for Japan.
Earlier this spring, the Citrus Committee, projected Chile would export a volume of 90,000 tons, which is equivalent to 11 percent less than the previous season.
Export volumes have broken a historic record as the Chilean lemon season comes to a close.
The Chilean Citrus Committee reports the South American country exported 90,500 metric tons (MT), a growth of 2.5 percent over last season.
The U.S. remains the primary market for exports, accounting for 62 percent of the volume. Japan is second with 22 percent, followed by Europe with 8 percent.