Argentina exports 60% of its table grape production to the EU
After apples, pears and citrus, table grapes are the most important fruit crop in Argentina. At the occasion of the recent Southern Hemisphere Congress, Betina Ernst of the market analysis agency Topinfo has presented a report about the fruit production in Argentina. With regard to the table grape production, new orchards have been realized in the '90, with investments in modern technologies. The majority of the grapes is exported (60% toward EU countries).
As shown in the graph, the current table grape production amounts to over 60.000 MT, with a constant growth since the early 90s. According to Juan Martín Rosauer of C.A.F.I. (Argentinian chamber of fruit producers), custom duties for Argentinian grapes has weighted 8% on the final price in 2006, in comparison with a weight of 2,3% for the Chilean ones.