Chile is a country historically linked to food production. It’s diverse natural landscape and geography provides unique characteristics that, along with the dedicated work of its people, has allowed the development of an industry of great economic, social and cultural richness, which forms an integral part of Chilean identity. .
Chile has an extensive territory that spans different latitudes, allowing the existence of climates as opposite as the world’s driest desert in the north, to the Patagonian ice fields in the south. This variety of climates allows Chileans to produce many different products such as subtropical fruits, citrus fruits and olives; as well as products that require cooler climates, such as apples, vineyards or livestock such as patagonian lamb, and salmon from the coldest waters of southern Chile.
Another advantage is its phytosanitary wealth, thanks to natural barriers that protect and isolate Chile from disease and pests.
Chile’s strategic position in its macro-environment during the past few years has allowed it to maintain official trade agreements with more than 58 countries, equivalent to 86.3% of the worldwide GDP.
Another important factor in setting Chile apart as a food production power is the hard work and professional nature of its people, as well as the international experience of its businessmen.
All of this has allowed Chile to transform itself into an exporting power of foodstuffs, becoming a leader in the southern hemisphere in exports of fruits and produce, as well as being amongst the world’s top exporters of wine, salmon, and other high quality products. Plus, the experience and job well done, has allowed Chilean producers/exporters to set up direct relations with some of the World’s largest chains of supermarkets, such as Costco, Walmart, Tesco, Carrefour, etc. These companies have relied upon Chilean exporters to supply their needs for high quality foodstuffs.