Export volume of Chilean blueberry gradually declines
Last week came the 7th week of 2019. As of last week, the total export volume of Chilean fresh blueberries reached 101,117 tons, an increase of 4% over the same period last year and accounting for 95% of the expected total export volume for this season. The Chilean Blueberry Association brings you the latest production news.
In week 7, Chile’s export volume of fresh blueberries reached 4,876 tons, a decrease of 8.1% compared to the same period last year. Compared with the 5589 tons in the sixth week (the sixth week's data has been revised up from 4192 tons to 5589 tons after revised statistics), the data continued to decline. This number is consistent with the previous forecast. Last week, due to the restrictions of high temperature weather, the production of fresh blueberries continued to decline. Except for the northern producing areas, the situation in each producing area last week was basically similar to that in the sixth week, and the production in the northern producing areas fell by 14% compared to the sixth week. If this trend continues to the end of the season, this year's final output will be very similar to that of last year, and it will be difficult to exceed 110,000 tons. Of the 4876 tons of exports in the seventh week, exports to North America were 3637 tons, an increase of 16.2% over the previous week; exports to Europe were 829 tons, a decrease of 51.7% from the previous week; exports to the Far East The volume was 408 tons, down 43.9% from last week.
In the seventh week, the export volume of organic blueberries continued to drop to 762 tons, and the cumulative export volume reached 12,922 tons. The export volume of organic blueberries has accounted for 12.8% of the total export volume of fresh blueberries, which is the highest in history.