In 2019 blueberry exports worldwide were valued at US$8.101 billion, up from $8.09 billion in the previous year. United States was the top destination, accounting for 25.5% of global blueberry exports. In addition to the US, Peru is a major source of fresh blueberries. Other major suppliers include Chile and Mexico. However, identifying trade statistics for blueberries in different countries can be a challenge. Below is a guide to the industry.
According to the U.S. Census, U.S. blueberry exports are the largest in the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says the country will reach 300,000 tons this year. The fruit is also available all year round in South America and the Philippines, which are driving demand worldwide. For the best possible exporting prospects, you should consider pursuing a business in this niche. We have a variety of resources and industry information you can use to increase your profits.
In the United States and Canada, blueberry crops are grown during the summer and fall months. Peru’s main export period is August to November, when the climate is warm. However, if you want to take advantage of this peak season, you must work hard to promote good farming practices. For example, the best time to start a blueberry export campaign is during the growing season in August-November. Furthermore, the government has created programs and education materials that help new and existing blueberry producers in these countries.
Among the key markets for US blueberries is Peru. In 2010 and 2011, Canada and Chile were the major destinations. In 2012, the pattern of US exports changed. For the first time, the US shipped a significant portion of its blueberries to Japan. After an agreement on maximum pesticide residue levels, the US could sell more US blueberries in the Japanese market in 2011. As a result, Peru’s exports in these countries have increased dramatically in recent years.
Currently, Peru’s blueberry exports are the fourth largest source of the fruit. Since Canada’s blueberry market is dominated by the United States and Chile, Peru is in a great position to gain share. The country’s exports to Canada are currently worth US$788,000, while Peru has only 12% of the total blueberry market. With an average of US$6.20 per kilogram (FOB), the fruit is more than double the price of its competitors in the US.
The value of fresh blueberry exports is not known in all countries. The value of the trade is estimated at $2.1 billion in 2019. The value of the export trade is expected to grow to $3 billion in 2025, thanks to its excellent quality and low cost. Although some countries are more competitive than others, the United States is a top destination for blueberries. And the price is not an issue. The US is the third largest market for blueberries in the world.