Sharp drop in Peruvian blueberry exports to China

Peru's blueberry exports to China during the current campaign have fallen significantly compared to the same period last year, reports Fructidor.

The 2023/2024 export season began in May 2023 and will last until April 2024. Until the first week of August 2023, Peru shipped 9.816 tons of blueberries to China, which marked a 28% decrease compared to 13.576 tons. registered during the corresponding period in the previous season.

During the first week of August alone, Peruvian blueberry exports worldwide amounted to 2.160 tons, presenting a sharp drop of 47% compared to the same week of the previous year. The fruit reached 21 different destinations, the first three being the United States (36%), China (30%) and the Netherlands (20%).

Throughout this week, Peru sent 784 tons of blueberries to the United States, which meant a 56% drop compared to the same period last year. In addition, the country exported 424 tons of blueberries to the Netherlands, representing an increase of 23%. In addition, Peru managed to export 646 tons of blueberries to China, which represents a substantial drop of 61% compared to the initial week of August 2022.

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