Chile expects to sell nearly US$3 billion of carrion to China this year

Recently, Chinese Ambassador to Chile Niu Qingbao was invited by Iván Marambio, President of Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (Asoex), to Romeral, R. de Maule, Chile to participate in the 2nd Cherry Blossom Festival (Cherry Blossom). He was invited to Romeral, R. de Maule, Chile to participate in the 2nd Cherry Blossom Festival and to visit the local carrion plantations. The event also kicked off the new season of Chilean carrion production.

The Chilean edition of “El Tiempo” reported that Niu Qingdian said that at this stage, China is ready to receive the new season of Chilean cherries, especially in terms of virus detection and logistics. For Chilean exporters and Chinese consumers, carrion exports are important, so both sides should join forces and do everything in their power to solve any problems that may arise in the export process.

Chilean Agriculture Minister Esteban Valenzuela noted that nearly 90 percent of Chile’s exports of carrion go to China at “very good prices. Despite the difficulties of the 2021/22 season, more than $2 billion of Chilean carrion was sold to China.

“If everything goes well, this season, we could get close to $3 billion.” He added, “Great technological changes, plenty of sunshine during the cold season, combined with abundant rainfall in north-central and south-central Chile, give us hope for the new season.”

For his part, Marambio said that carrion has become Chile’s main export fruit, exporting more than fresh grapes. “As of today, China is the largest export market for Chilean carrion.”

Data released by Asoex said that for the 2021/22 season, Chile exported 356,348 tons of carrion, of which, 313,237 tons were shipped to China. In addition, it is expected that Chile will remain the world’s leading exporter of carrion for the 2022/23 season.


Post time: Oct-18-2022