The importation of Chilean blueberries in the USA is stable
Thanks to a constant supply of Chilean blueberries to the United States, prices have remained stable. Although the market tends to strengthen as the year progresses, current prices are likely to remain the rest of the month
"The volumes from Chile right now are similar to those of a year ago"says Bob von Rohr of Sunny Valley International. "The prices are also compatible with those of January of last year". The January 6, a tray with 12 cups of 470 centilitres of Chilean blueberries cost between 24 and 30 dollars at the ports of entry of Los Angeles and Miami.
“I think the market will be pretty stable during January”adds Von Rohr. “The market always tends to get stronger at the end of February and beginning of March, when the Chilean supply, which trades in pints for 170-gram containers, arrives in the United States”. Shipments of Chilean blueberries to the United States exceeded 57.000 tons in total during the 2014 / 2015 season, and it is likely that the same amount will be reached in the 2015 / 2016 season.
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