Both varieties add up to 10.450 hectares of the 16.536 that currently exist

Ventura and Biloxi represent 63.2% of the total number of blueberries installed in Peru

The president of the consulting firm Inform@cción, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, projected that, by the end of this year, our country will have about 20.000 hectares of the berry.

In 2021, our country registered 16.536 hectares of blueberries, showing an increase of 20.7% compared to the 13.700 hectares that existed the previous year. In 2016 there were 2.188 ha of this crop; in 2017, 4.637 ha; in 2018, 7.502 ha and in 2019, 10.913 ha.

This was highlighted by the president of the consultancy Inform @ ction, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, who projected that, at the end of this year, our country will have about 20.000 hectares of blueberries.

He explained that the regions with the largest areas of blueberries in 2021 were La Libertad with 8.523 ha (7.518 ha in 2020), Lambayeque 3.608 ha (2.870 ha), Ica 1.255 ha (762 ha in 2020), Lima 1.236 ha (1.172 ha), Áncash 1.012 ha (808 ha), Piura 858 ha (523 ha), Moquegua 43 ha (44 ha).

As for the blueberry varieties in 2021, Ventura stands out with 5.290 ha (4.711 ha in 2020), Biloxi 5.160 ha (5.381 ha), Rocio 1.238 ha (860 ha), Emerald 1.034 ha (783 ha), Atlas Blue 425 ha (244 ha), Sekoya Pop 424 ha (55 ha), Sekoya Beauty 365 ha (45 ha), Stella Blue 344 ha (142 ha), Kestrel 268 ha (58 ha), other 1.984 ha (1.416 ha).

"The Ventura and Biloxi varieties installed in Peru in 2021 add up to 10.450 hectares, which represent 63.2% of the total blueberries that exist in our country (16.536 hectares). In addition, the Ventura variety (patented) has already surpassed the Biloxi (generic) which was the one that proliferated the most, and it is expected that the areas of the other patented varieties will also continue to grow," said Cillóniz.

The companies with the largest areas of blueberries in 2021 were: Camposol with 2.842 ha (2.586 ha in 2020), Agrovision Perú with 1.528 ha (1.036 ha), Hortifrut TAL SAC 1.066 ha (730 ha), Hortifrut Perú 1.036 ha (1.093 ha) , Beta Agroindustrial Complex 973 ha (866 ha), Agrícola Cerro Prieto 843 ha (669 ha), Agroberries Perú 645 ha (645 ha), Danper Trujillo 522 ha (521 ha), Exportadora Frutícola del Sur 463 ha (309 ha), Carsol Consortium 420 ha (411 ha), HFE Berries Peru 403 ha (402 ha), Hass Peru 399 ha (263 ha), Bomarea 386 ha (169 ha), Blueberries Peru 366 ha (354 ha), Sociedad Agrícola Rapel 363 ha (50 ha), Sociedad Agrícola Drokasa 334 ha (222 ha), among others.

Export campaign 2021/2022

In the 2021/2022 campaign, Peruvian blueberry exports totaled 217.894.774 kilos, registering a growth of 34% compared to the 162.582.577 kilos shipped in the 2020/2021 campaign.

In 2021/2022 the main destinations were: North America with 123.143.434 kilos (88.605.129 kilos in the previous campaign), Europe 65.545.091 kilos (56.034.730 kilos), Asia 28.583.811 kilos (17.718.564 kilos) , Latin America 622.437 kilos (223.152 kilos).

In terms of value, blueberry shipments in the 2021/2022 campaign amounted to US$, reflecting an increase of 26.37% compared to the US$ 1.001.763.294 of the 2020/2021 campaign.

North America US$698.426.446 (US$543.632.530 in the previous campaign), Europe US$382.888.803 (US$331.914.049), Asia US$180.912.542 (US$124.823.333), Latin America US$ 3.781.038 (US$1.393.381).

The main exporting companies of fresh blueberries from Peru in the 2021/2022 campaign were: Hortifrut Peru with 33.690.275 kilos, Camposol with 32.873.741 kilos, Agrovision Peru with 19.408.647 kilos, Beta Agroindustrial Complex with 12.971.267 kilos, Agroberries Peru with 9.489.845 kilos. .103.371.441 kilos, others (Danper Trujillo, Agrícola Cerro Prieto, HFE Berries Peru, Hass Peru, Blueberries Peru, Agrícola Santa Azul, Hortifrut Tal SAC, Exportadora Frutícola del Sur, Carsol Piura, etc.) XNUMX kilos.

"As can be seen, many companies ship blueberries to the foreign market and add more than the first 5 exporting companies of said fruit," said Cillóniz Benavides.

He added that in the 2021/2022 campaign, the largest blueberry exporting regions in Peru were La Libertad with 116.033.643 kilos, Lambayeque with 45.331.059 kilos, Lima with 17.500.000 kilos, Ica with 15.473.333 kilos, Ancash with 11.374.266 kilos, and others. (Piura, Moquegua, Huanuco, Callao, Junin).

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