Peru: Blueberry producing companies will double this year
January 30, 2014

This year, there will be 20 companies competing in the blueberry production market, export volume will triple reaching 3,000 tonnes, and there will be 1,000 hectares of the crop. blues8

This year, more of the country's agricultural companies will opt to include blueberries in their portfolio because of the fruit's export potential.

According to Federico Beltran, CEO of Terra Business, the number of blueberry producing companies, 10 by the end of 2013, would double to 20 by the end of this year.

Some of the current blueberry production companies include Talsa, Camposol and Intipa Foods. "It's very probable that there will be two foreign companies among this year's new competitors," he said.

Prospects are good for blueberries in 2014, as Peru has gained a good reputation for the export of this product. The country has also generated a commercial space in the international export market between the months of September and November, Mr. Beltran added.

"In these three months, there isn't much fruit present at the international competitive level. It is also a period of high prices," he said.

He stressed that there was potential for export growth in countries like the U.S., China and Europe.

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