Blueberry exports from Peru increased 227.7% to record levelStaff writer ▼ | June 8, 2016
The National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) stated that, during the first quarter of 2016, blueberry exports reached a record as they amounted to $22.5 million, 227.7% more than in the same period last year.
Food trade The fresh blueberries from Peru were the most traded variety
In the first quarter of 2016, the fresh blueberries were the most traded variety, mainly to the United States which purchased 2,382 tons (60.9% of the total volume of exported), followed by the Netherlands (20.1%) and the United Kingdom (13.6%).
In the same period, Peru exported blueberry juices to Colombia, Panama, Chile, and Puerto Rico.
Currently, the United States and Canada account for more than 50% of the world's blueberry production. In South America, Peru is the fourth largest producer behind Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. ■