Peruvian 2022 blueberry campaign on track to reach 30% growth

From Fresh Plaza | 17 October 2022

Overview of blueberries from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on October 13, 2022. 

Peru is well on track to reach the estimated 30% growth in exports of blueberry’s in 2022, but prices are trending lower. With exports just over the halfway mark for the current peak of the campaign, blueberry’s from Peru for the 2022 season shows a 35% increase in containers exported up to week 38 (September 25) compared to the same time last year.

According to Noe Gutierrez, an independent analyst of the company Adoc: “Peruvian export of fresh blueberry updated to week 38 (September 25) has an accumulation of 8,453 containers this year compared to the 6,059 containers we had at the cut of the same date in 2021. Prices are lower this season and are on average at $5.5 per kilogram from August 2022.“

Blueberries from Peru in the US market | Volumes (in KG), Prices (USD/KG)

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

The peak of Peru’s blueberry season is from August to November, and is currently just over the halfway mark. The country has been successful in reaching new markets of Portugal, Israel and Jordan in the current 2022 campaign. These new markets were reached via air and sea freight.

In 2021 Peru’s blueberry exports showed a 20% year-on-year increase, which is expected to be 30% more this year.

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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