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Peruvian blueberry exports end with an increase

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According to consultant Luis Corvera from Fresh Fruit, Peruvian blueberry exports ended a 30 percent growth, for a total of 286,657 tons, for a value that rose 9 percent to $1.429 billion due to the 16 percent drop in the price of the fruit in the international market, as reported by Agraria.

This growth follows what the industry has experienced in recent years: while between 2015 and 2018 the volume did not exceed the threshold of 100,000 tons in the year, in 2019, prior to the pandemic, shipments rose to around 125,000 tons and this year is close to 290,000.

According to César Romero, an International Trade specialist at the Directorate of Economic Studies of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), there is still room for growth in blueberry shipments abroad, since Peru has only sent this product to 32 markets last year.

In addition,  Senasa has been working on opening a portfolio of new destinations, which are South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Argentina, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Australia.


Marco Campos is Media Coordinator, Latin America for Blue Book Services