Peruvian exports of fresh blueberries grow 29.3% in volume so far in the 2022/2023 campaign
Between June and December of the 2022/2023 campaign, Peruvian exports of fresh blueberries reached 256 thousand tons, showing an increase of 29.3% compared to the 198 thousand tons shipped in the same months of the previous campaign (2021/2022).
This was stated by the president of the consultancy Inform @ ction, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, who detailed the behavior of shipments in this campaign: June 3.150.000 kilos, July 10.736.601 kilos, August 38.655.042 kilos, September 70.596.027 kilos, October 71.724.849 kilos, and November 39.841.827. 21.298.213 kilos, December XNUMX kilos.
He indicated that despite the blockades registered in December of this campaign, shipments were higher than those registered in December of the previous campaign. Likewise, he highlighted that the fruit that was not sent during the blockades did not spoil, it remained in the bush to be harvested, so it is expected that in January 2023 shipments will be higher precisely because of the greater fruit to be collected.
Cillóniz Benavides also highlighted that in September and October (when the peak of the campaign is recorded) shipments exceeded 70 million kilos each month, volumes never before reached.
He added that with three months to go (January-March) for the end of the current 2022/2023 campaign, a success of it can already be ensured, despite the fact that the international price for fresh blueberries was well below compared to previous campaigns.
"The volume of fresh blueberries dispatched between June and December of this campaign is higher than that exported in the entire 2021/2022 campaign, where it reached 220 tons," said the president of the consultancy. Inform @ ction.
Shipments of blueberries will continue to grow in the next campaign
At another time, Fernando Cillóniz, pointed out that Peruvian exports of fresh blueberries grow around 30% each campaign, so he expects that in the following campaign (2023/2024) the outlook will be similar.
"I know of new blueberry fields that will only come into production in the 2023/2024 campaign and other fields are very young and will produce more, so I am sure that said campaign will be superior to the current one," he said.
In this regard, he said that we must stop a little with the crops and slow down the growth rate, since the high volume of blueberries destined for the international market (not only from Peru, but also from other countries) has generated a drop in prices. of the fruit.
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