The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) is pleased to announce that its 2022 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report is now available, providing the industry with an essential resource available to all.
During the first quarter of this year, blueberries positioned themselves as the most exported agricultural food in Mexico, producing more than 70,000 tons and representing 15 percent of Mexican berry exports.
In 2021, worldwide blueberry exports reached $4.76 billion, reflecting an increase of 21 percent compared to the $3.94 billion registered in 2020.
Peruvian agricultural exports are expected to reach $9.7 billion this year, an increase of almost 10 percent when compared to last year, according Agraria, using data from the Association of Agricultural Produces Guilds of Peru (AGAP).
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has announced the selection of Bytecode IO as the winning vendor for the Blueberry Industry Production and Pricing Data Collection Program.
August is a notoriously slow month for fresh produce. Heat, the end of summer vacation, and the lack of holidays all contribute to weakened demand.
From January to May 2022, Peruvian blueberry exports totaled $135 million, reflecting an increase of 114 percent compared to the $62.9 million reached in the same period last year, reported Agraria, using figures from the Foreign Trade Society of Peru (Come Peru).
From January to April 2022, Peruvian exports of fresh blueberries totaled $146 million, reflecting an increase of 117 percent compared to the same period last year.
With the help of the federal government, they are requesting the opening of new markets, such as South Korea, India, and Malaysia.
For National Blueberry Month, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has challenged millions of devoted blueberry fans to grab a boost of blue – and give a boost to a good cause.