Frosts damage 22% of southern Chilean blueberry crop
The report, prepared by researcher iQonsulting, shows the impact on exports will be in the range of 2,932MT.
"However, it must be noted that a significant part of this production is destined for the frozen market, which is a sector that will be affected as well," the report said.
The frosts occurred in the IX (Araucania), XIV (Los Rios) and X (Los Lagos) regions, with variable effects over a large area.
"The most affected areas were 13 communes, accounting for 29.14% of the total hectares in these regions at 4,220ha," the report said.
"Considering the intensity of the frost, losses were low for some but reached 100% for others with no protection systems in place."
The report said the revised situation meant there would be reduced peaks between mid-January and the end of the export deal.
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