Peru’s blueberry exports to China during the ongoing campaign have fallen significantly compared to the same period last year, informs Fructidor.
The 2023/2024 export season started in May 2023 and will last until April 2024. Until the first week of August 2023, Peru dispatched 9,816 tons of blueberries to China, marking a 28% decrease from the 13,576 tons recorded during the corresponding period in the previous season.
Only during the first week of August, Peru’s blueberry exports worldwide amounted to 2,160 tons, showcasing a sharp decline of 47% when compared with the same week from the previous year. The fruit reached 21 different destinations, with the top three being the United States (36%), China (30%), and the Netherlands (20%).
Throughout this week, Peru sent 784 tons of blueberries to the United States, signifying a drop of 56% in comparison to the same period last year. Additionally, the country exported 424 tons of blueberries to the Netherlands, marking an increase of 23%. Furthermore, Peru managed to export 646 tons of blueberries to China, representing a substantial decline of 61% when compared to the initial week of August in 2022.