Why the export of summer fruits fell

The coronavirus pandemic and frost have led to a drop in fruit exports this summer, INCOFRUIT-HELLAS, the Association of Greek Export, Vegetable and Fruit Companies, reported.

According to the data, the export of cherries since the beginning of the year was 36,008 tons, compared with 38,927 last year, which means a decrease of 7.5%.

Sales of apricots fell 31.2% (14,202 tons this year compared to 20,657 tons last year), while peach exports fell sharply to 65.7% this year (32,804 tons versus 95,751 tons In the past year).

Table grape exports remained at the same level as last year, amounting to 19,650 tons, down 1.9% from last year, when they reached 20,029 tons.

On the contrary, the export of watermelons reached a record tonnage: the total volume of shipments abroad this year amounted to 210,646 tons (+ 3.7%), compared with 203,085 tons last year.

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