Predictably, post-Thanksgiving green bean prices are falling faster than the snow across the Midwest. Average prices are down -37 percent over the previous week.
Chilean blueberry supplies are forecast to drop to 76,500 tons this season as a result of rains and other climatic events
Buckle up and prepare to see significant fluctuations in the supply and prices of products grown in the Salinas/Watsonville areas.
During the January to August 2023 period, Chile exported 2.54 million tons of fruit, for a value of $5.97 billion FOB. Compared to the same period in 2022, there is a decrease in exported volume of 6 percent, and an increase of 8.8 percent in value
Over the past decade, global fresh blueberry exports have expanded steadily, driven by a diversifying base of growing regions.
The Chilean Blueberry Committee of ASOEX, together with iQonsulting, have estimated a volume of 82,000 tons of fresh blueberries for the 2023/24 season.
Since the 2023-2024 Peruvian fresh blueberry campaign began, 40,527 tons were shipped until week 36, reflecting a 50 percent reduction compared to what was achieved in the same period of the previous campaign.
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