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Industry note the Southern Hemisphere and the expansion of world trade in temperate fruits

Jean-Marie Codron ()

Agribusiness, 1992, vol. 8, issue 6, 585-600

Abstract: The sharp increase of Southern Hemisphere exports over the past 10 years is definitely considered one of the major events of the fresh fruit and vegetables industry in the 1980s. About two million metric tons of apples, pears, grapes, kiwis, and stone fruits are presently exported. This is twice what was exported 10 years ago. In this paper, the author tells why the temperate fruits are the most concerned by this evolution, gives some statistics on the principal flows of products and analyses three elements which have been, according to him, very influent: the improvements in handling, storage and transportation, the break in of multinational trading companuies in this industry and the exceptional dynamism of Chili. He finally draws some prospects of development for the principal commodities, focusing, for the less perishable of them, on the possibility of direct competition with Northern Hemisphere production. © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Ins.

Date: 1992
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DOI: 10.1002/1520-6297(199211)8:6<585::AID-AGR2720080609>3.0.CO;2-H

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