Brazil is the world’s third-largest fruit producer


Brazil has reached another milestone in fruit production. According to the Brazilian Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters (ABRAFRUTAS), there was a 6% increase in volume and a 26.7% rise in value over 2023. This growth translates to an outcome of 1.085 million tons of fruit, which has been successfully exported to several demanding international markets. These results place Brazil in third place globally in fruit production, behind only strong exporters such as China and India.

The Brazilian northeast stands out in terms of production volume. The state of Bahia exported 44% more fruit than in 2023. This success may be due to several factors, with a significant emphasis on the use of drip irrigation technology. This type of irrigation is renowned for its efficiency in water use, and its implementation across 100% of fruit-growing rural premises in the region has played a crucial role in enhancing productivity.

Brazilian fruits are grown in a variety of climates across the country, allowing for a wide range of produce that includes tropical fruits such as mangoes, melons, and grapes. The use of advanced agricultural technologies, including irrigation systems, has ensured that Brazilian fruit farmers can meet and exceed international quality standards.

This growth seen in the fruit production sector is significant for the Brazilian economy, providing a boost to the agricultural industry and creating opportunities for expansion into new markets. As Brazil continues to invest in sustainable practices and technology to improve crop yields, the fruit production sector is expected to maintain its growth trajectory, reinforcing the country’s status as a leading global exporter of high-quality fruits.

Global fruit demand

Brazil is naturally endowed with a wide range of fruits, some of which are known worldwide, while others are typical of the region, providing consumers with a unique sensory experience. Among the most popular fruits, we have açaí, jabuticaba, guarana, and soursop, as well as countless others, each with its own distinct colors, flavors, and textures.

Although Brazilian fruit is appreciated all over the world, the country’s production is mostly destined for the domestic market. However, seven varieties of fresh fruit, including mango, melon, grape, lemon, apple, watermelon, and papaya account for around 80% of the international market. Avocado is one of the 2023 highlights, a fruit whose exports more than doubled in value last year.