Argentina ships nearly 4,000 MT of blueberries in second half of November
Argentina exported 3,982.2 metric tons of blueberries in the second half of November, a 30% increase over the same period in 2009, according to customs statistics reported by agriculture news site infocampo.com.ar.
Of the 979 operations registered from Nov. 16-30, 27 declared prices equal to or above US$ 10/kg, while 579 registered values of US $6 or less, the website said.
According to the report, 68% of international sales took place in the U.S., while 22.8% were posted in Europe and 7.2% in Canada.
In the first half of November, Argentina shipped 4,970 MT of blueberries with an average value of $7.18/kg.
Shipments that arrived in the U.S. before Thanksgiving fetched a higher price than those that arrived after, the report said.