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Chilean Agriculture: Overview

Chile’s agriculture and food industry are unique because the country has been blessed with rich natural resources and a diversity of environmental and climatic conditions. These factors, combined with Chile’s location on the Pacific Coast of the southern tip of the American continent, its high phytosanitary and zoo-sanitary standards and the quality of the sector’s human capital, have positioned Chilean agriculture as the main exporter of fresh fruits in the Southern Hemisphere.

Chile also has a flourishing and competitive food and forestry industries. Chilean agro-industry –among other products— processes and exports food products as diverse as canned, dehydrated and frozen fruits and vegetables, juices, fruit pulps, seeds, olive oil, wines, beef, pork, lamb and poultry, as well as a variety of dairy products.

Chile can also be described as a forestry nation. Chilean producers export lumber and processed wood products such as mouldings and packaging material, furniture, fibre-board, particle-board and plywood. Chilean producers also export woodchips, as well as pulp and paper.

Today, Chile’s agribusiness has emerged as one of the country’s most successful export sectors and a large variety of its products can be found in most countries of the world.

This section provides statistical data and detailed information on the evolution of Chilean agriculture. It also directs you to websites of government agencies, Chilean trade associations and international organizations that maintain up to date production and trade data, as well as business information. You will also find research reports and documents of general interest.


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