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Peru exported around 118,000 tons of fresh blueberries in 2019/2020 campaign


Overview of peruvian fresh blueberries exports in 2019/2020 campaign, complemented by Agronometrics.



Original published in FreshPlaza.com on April 16, 2020

Industry sources say that Peru exported around 118,000 tons of fresh blueberries in the 2019/2020 campaign. The United States was the main destination for fresh blueberries from Peru, acquiring 64.313 tons, representing 54.5% of the total. The mentioned berry would become the main crop for agro-export, displacing the table grape.

Volumes (in KG) of peruvian blueberries in the US market from 2014/2015 to 2019/2020


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

The August 2019 / March 2020 harvest enabled Peru to export around 118,000 tons of fresh blueberries, which represented an increase of 47.5% compared to the 80,000 tons dispatched in the previous campaign.

This was reported by the president of consultancy firm Inform@ction, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides, who indicated that in the current campaign (which has just ended) shipments of fresh blueberries by Peru reached US $ 764,109,663, a growth of 27.4% compared to about US $ 600 million reached in the 2018/2019 campaign.

He indicated that the characteristic of the blueberry industry in Peru is that it registers explosive growth year after year. The blueberry is the second crop of agro-export to generate more foreign currency to the country (after table grapes).

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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