Crop and Export Report 2021, Week 9

EDITORIAL

With 2,618 tons exported during week 08, the Chilean season is coming to an end. The harvest labors are practically completed in the south-central and southern zones, in this late stage of the season they have been favored by good weather without rains, which has allowed progress without interruptions. In total, the shipments reached 115,907 tons, 7,2% more than the 2019/20 campaign. Of which 55% have been destined to North America, 35% to Europe and 10% to the Far East.

 

Organic blueberries also continue to rise with 20,388 tons shipped up to week 08 and an increase of 32% compared to the previous season. North America has shown a 38% growth in shipments compared to the previous season and Europe shows a 15% increase in shipments to date.

On the contrary, shipments of frozen blueberries from Chile marked a minimum of 2,573 tons during the month of January, 23% less than the same month of 2020. As explained in previous issues, part of the organic blueberry volume that was normally destined for the frozen industry, this season it was exported fresh, as an effect of the Systems Approach.

CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 8, IN TONS
Week From To Weekly Shipments Accumulated 2020/21
Export
Progress
2019/20
Season
Actual
2020/21
2019/20
Season
Actual
2020/21
Total U.S./
Canada
Europe Far
East
Other
5221-Dec27-Dec9.1329.3694.0334.0021.2953948.92847.01942.2%
5328-Dec3-Jan8.4939.9964.2154.6801.0356657.42157.01551.1%
14-Jan10-Jan10.6439.5694.2264.3349515868.06466.58459.7%
211-Jan17-Jan9.8728.0383.7083.1321.1148477.93674.62366.9%
318-Jan24-Jan9.05915.0548.8665.4106968286.99689.67780.4%
425-Jan31-Jan7.4928.9275.8302.61237910794.48898.60488.4%
51-Feb7-Feb5.3046.2744.5441.4632026599.792104.87794.1%
68-Feb14-Feb4.0444.0523.14053434829103.836108.92997.7%
715-Feb21-Feb2.5474.3593.91926810666106.383113.288101.6%
822-Feb28-Feb1.7002.6182.3481546650108.083115.907104%
Season total 108.083 115.907 63.301 40.072 11.772 762 7.2%
Source: Information prepared by IQonsulting from SAG/Asoex. From information prepared by Asoes A.G. according to the inspections forms submitted by the exporters to SAG (Agricultural and Livestock Service)
North Zone (IV and V Regions)
The harvest is finished.

Central Zone (MR and VI Regions)
The harvest is finished.

South Central Zone (VII, XVI and VIII Regions)
Harvests in the south central zone are finished being left very few volumes of Ochlockonee and Brightwell. 

South Zone (IX, X and XIVRegions)
The season is coming to an end, however harvests continue in the southern zone with Legacy, Brigitta and other late varieties such as Elliot, Liberty and Cargo, although they are decreasing. The weather was favorable this week, with no rain that interrupted the labors.
Disclaimer: The information and analysis contained in this report is intended only as a guide to the situation of the Chilean blueberry export industry. We accept no responsibility for the consequences arising from actions taken as a result of the use of this information.