Shipments of Peruvian blueberries to the US grow by 30%: these are the companies that sell the most

Shipments of fresh Peruvian blueberries abroad exceeded US$772.4 million between January and September, which meant a growth of 30.2% compared to the same period last year, with the US (US$410.8 million) being the market with the highest participation with 53.1% of the total dispatched, indicated the management of Agroexports of the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

Consumers in that country have as a priority –especially since the beginning of the pandemic– to improve their eating habits, therefore, they prefer to buy highly nutritious products.

East berry It is a great anti-inflammatory, reduces blood pressure, among other aspects. In addition, it is attractive for its flavor, texture and intense color.

Other destinations

According to the ADEX Data Trade Business Intelligence System, in second place (January-September 2022) was the Netherlands (US$ 157.4 million) with an increase of 24.8% and a representation of 20.3%.

China (US$ 86.7 million) followed with a rise of 138.4% and a share of 11.2%, followed by Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Taiwan, Thailand and Brazil. The top 20 was completed by Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland, Costa Rica, Colombia, India, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, Panama and Saudi Arabia.

As of September, the Camposol company ranked No. 1 among these dispatches, having a concentration of 20.3%.

Others that occupied the top 10 places were Hortifrut – Peru, Agrovisión Peru, Agrícola Cerro Prieto, Complejo Agroindustrial Beta, HFE Berries Peru, Exportadora Frutícola del Sur, Agroberries Peru, Bomarea and Danper Trujillo.

2021 figures

The CIEN-ADEX Global Business and Economy Research Center recalled that last year (January-December) Peru positioned itself as the world's leading supplier of blueberries, and that its shipments –in all its presentations– accumulated around US$ 1,220 millions.

The fresh ones were the ones with the greatest demand, since they represented 97.1% of the total dispatched of this superfood.

It was also sold in its frozen (2.8%), juice (0.02%) and dehydrated (0.004%) versions.

Likewise, between 2017 and 2021, Peruvian blueberry exports increased by an annual average of 34.7%, mainly due to the increase in shipments of frozen blue berries.

North America, in 2021, became the most important continent in demand for blueberries originating in Peru (54.2% concentration) in its various presentations. Then there was Europe, Asia, South America, Central America and Oceania.

  • In that same year, La Libertad was the leading exporter of this fruit with a 50.9% share (US$621 million), followed by Lambayeque and Lima.

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