Blueberry shipments from the US Southeast showed mixed trends in 2021

Overview of Southeastern US blueberry shipments in the US market, supplemented with charts from Agronometrics. Original published on February 22, 2022 on the website www.thepacker.com

Blueberry shipments from the US Southeast showed mixed trends in 2021, USDA data shows. Blueberry shipments from Florida in 2021 were 21,89 million pounds, up 28% from 17,06's 2020 million pounds, but down 4% from 22,75's 2019 million pounds. Florida blueberry shipments peaked in April 2021, when 70% of the season's total shipments were recorded. That compares with 10% of the season's volume moved in March and 20% moved in May, according to the USDA.

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Total organic blueberry shipments from Florida totaled 2,35 million pounds in 2021, up three times from 7,6's 2020 million pounds and 7,2's 2019 million pounds.

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In 2021, Florida blueberries were trading on April 24 in the Atlanta Terminal Market at $37-$39 for 12 1-pint flat glasses with lids. That price dropped in mid-May, with reported prices of $17-$29 per floor on May 15 and $17-$20 per floor on May 22. The last week that 2021 Atlanta terminal market prices for Florida blueberries were reported was June 19. , when Florida blueberries were trading at $17-$21 for 12 pint glasses.

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

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Total blueberry shipments from Georgia were 45,95 million pounds in 2021, up 36% from 33,12 million pounds in 2020 and 4% more than 43,14 million pounds in 2019.

Nearly 65% ​​of Georgia blueberry shipments occurred in May, compared to 5% of shipments in April and 30% of volume moved in June.

Georgia organic blueberry shipments in 2021 were 4,19 million pounds, compared to 760 pounds in 000 and 2020 million pounds in 3,15.

In the Atlanta terminal market, Georgia blueberries were trading at $48 per case of 12 pint glasses with lids on May 1, but that price dropped to $1-$17 per case on May 24, rising to $15 -$24 per box on June 25 and then trading at $5-$16.50 per floor at the end of June.

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

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North Carolina blueberry shipments were 17,05 million pounds in 2021, down 5% from 18,59's 2020 million pounds and down 38% from 26,84's 2019 million pounds.

In 2021, 62% of North Carolina blueberry volume was shipped in June, compared to 32% of volume moved in June and 6% shipped in July.

Total 2021 organic blueberry shipments from North Carolina totaled 350 pounds, up from 000 pounds in 490 and 000 pounds in 2020.

In the Chicago terminal market in late June and early July 2021, USDA North Carolina blueberries were trading at $14 per floor of 12 1-pint glasses with lids.

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

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Imports of fresh farmed blueberries totaled more than $1220 billion for 2021, up 24% from the previous year. By month, US fresh blueberry imports are highest in November (19%) and December (13%) in terms of percentage of the total value of annual US imports, but blueberry imports arriving every month of the year are relatively high in January. until the April term. Those four months represent a combined 38% of the annual import value, according to the USDA.

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

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