Peru: Blueberry exports have increased by 29%

Source: Photograph owned by Blueberries Consulting

As reported by Exporters Association (ADEX) of Peru, 968 million dollars worth of blueberries have been exported between January and October of this year, becoming the second fruit that generated the highest value when exported after the avocado. Mango, mandarin, banana and pomegranate are the fruits that complete the list.

Only during October, the blueberry again became the most exported agricultural product in Peru. The shipment abroad of the berry reached 291 million dollars according to data from National Institute of Statistics and Informatics of Peru (INEI). This represents an increase of 9.7% compared to the same month in 2020.

The main market for the fruit is the United States. 7% more was sent to the North American country, reaching 160 million dollars last October. The US is also the main market for Peruvian fruits, accumulating a total of 1.249 million dollars so far this year.

For blueberries, the Netherlands, the UK and China follow the US as the top berry destinations. During October, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom increased the import of Peruvian blueberries by 10.6% and 2.8% respectively compared to 2020. China, on the other hand, had a decrease of 18.8% compared to the same month last year, reaching 13,1 , XNUMX million dollars exported.

The export price of blueberries increased by 4% during October, according to the INEI.

In this way, blueberries, together with avocados, are the fruits with the highest participation (57%) in the 3.686 million dollars reached in Peruvian fruit exports between January and October 2021, 27% more compared to the same period of the year. past according to informs ADEX.

Photograph: Property of Blueberries Consulting

Peru has been the exporting country with the highest growth in the blueberry market, going from exporting less than 50 tons in 2010 to almost 125.000 in 2019 according to data from the US Foreign Agricultural Service

For more information on the advancement of the Peruvian blueberry industry, be sure to attend the XIX International Seminar Blueberries 2022 to be held on March 9 and 10 at The Westin Lima Hotel and Convention Center.

Catalina Perez - Blueberries Consulting

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