Exports of fresh fruits grew 6% in the first ten months of the year compared to the same period in 2019, with a total volume of around 800,000 tons, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries reported today.

In this way, between January and October of this year, Argentina shipped 797,220 tons of citrus fruits, pome fruits, and vines, among others, against 751,871.6 tons in the same previous period, according to data released by the National Service of Agri-food Health and Quality (Senasa ).

Of the total fresh fruits exported, 321,278 tons corresponded to pear; 247,985 to fresh lemon; 98,446 tons a block; 73,956 tons to orange; and 32,767 tons to mandarin.

Its main markets were countries of the European Union; the Russian Federation and the United States, among others.

Shipments of blueberries, grapes, kiwi, pomegranate and cherry, among other fresh fruits, were also registered.
With respect to the same period of 2019, the growth of pear exports of 11% is observed; lemon, 6%; and apple, 5%; among others.

The main destinations for the Argentine pear were: Brazil, 91,794 tons; Russia, 85071; United States, 38,294 tons; Italy, 25,367 tons.

The first markets for fresh lemon were Russia, 57,932 tons; United States, 33,536 tons; The Netherlands, 31,829 tons and Spain, 25,171 tons.

The first markets for orange shipments were Paraguay, 21,841 tons; The Netherlands, 13,284 tons; Russia, 9,772 tons; Spain, 6,880 tons and Iraq, 2,678 tons.