The Chilean season continues to advance with a slower pace than normal and with volumes from the northern zone that is already in the final third of its season. The central zone is progressing at a moderate pace due to the slow ripening of the fruit, mainly because of the temperatures effect of, observing a delay of approximately one week. However, this situation might change if the maximum temperatures keep increasing.
This is reflected in the shipment volumes, which in week 47 reached 2,681 tons, 10% less than the 2,995 tons registered the same week last year. The same is observed in the accumulated, which is also 9% lower than the previous season, with 6,444 tons to date. However, next week the incorporation of the central and central-south zone is expected with greater force and therefore, the shipment volumes should exceed the 4,000 tons per week from the first week of December, with the harvest of early traditional varieties already underway in much of the country.
Regarding organic blueberries, 2,638 tons has been exported this season until week 47, 11% more than the previous year, the majority destined to the US market, although shipments to Europe have already begun.
CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 48, IN TONS