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Blueberry exports from the Chilean region of Coquimbo increase by 32%


Overview of the Chilean blueberry season, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.  


Original published in FreshPlaza.com on November 02, 2020 

In the framework of a visit to the SAG-USDA Inspection Site of Coquimbo, deputy Francisco Eguiguren, the Regional Minister of Agriculture, Rodrigo Ordenes, and the regional director of the Agricultural and Livestock Service, SAG, Jorge Navarro, reported that the blueberry exports from this region in the 2019-2020 campaign had increased by 32% over the previous season, totaling 2,559 tons.

Historic volumes (in KG) of Chilean blueberries between Aug-Oct, in the US market
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

An important part of the blueberries that the Coquimbo region exports are sent through this Inspection Site, which allows directly exporting the region's organic production to the United States. 66,287 boxes have been exported to that market between August and October.

Volumes (in KG) of blueberries from Chile, between Aug-Oct (2020/21), in the US market
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

“The region's work to diversify its production is very important. We have grapes and citrus fruits, and now we are also exporting blueberries. This allows us to differentiate our production and the dates in which we can harvest and produce them,” stated Rodrigo Ordenes.

The Region of Coquimbo has 371.87 hectares devoted to the production of blueberries for export. 28% of this area corresponds to the province of Choapa, 54% to Limari, and 18% to Elqui.

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