Peru ranked as main blueberry supplier to U.S. in 2021

Peru ranked as main blueberry supplier to U.S. in 2021

Peru ranked as main blueberry supplier to U.S. in 2021

Peru was the main blueberry supplier to the U.S. in 2021 with a 34% market share, which was 3% more than the previous year, according to agraria.pe.

The U.S. received over 310,000MT of blueberries from different countries in 2021 for US$1.9 billion, representing an increase of 14% in volume and 22% in value, compared to 2020.

Peruvian blueberry shipments to the U.S. market reached over 105,000MT with a value of $659 million, showing a growth of 25% in volume and 20% in value compared to 2020.

This progress is due to the fact that the North American blueberry cultivation did not reach pre-pandemic levels and was unable to supply market demand.

The second country with the largest number of shipments was Canada with a 26% share, showing 2% less year-on-year; followed by Mexico with a 21% market share reporting 3% less year-on-year.

During 2021, the North American market managed an average price of US$5.39 per kilogram, which represented a 7% increase compared to 2020.

The Mexican blueberry was up 15% as the best quoted, with a value of $8.11 per kilogram.

In second place was the Peruvian, with an average price of $6.27 per kilogram, down 5%. Canada followed with a value of $1.89 per kilogram, showing an increase of 13% year-on-year.

It should be noted that the Peruvian companies with the highest blueberry export levels were Hortifrut Perú SAC, with 18% participation, and Camposol SA, with 17%.

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