The season continues to progress gradually, although with better temperatures registered in the harvest areas last week, which allowed a better dynamism of the harvest. The northern zone continues to provide the bulk of volumes and is focused on early varieties, reporting very good quality. From the central zone to the south, flowering and fruit set are progressing well favored by the good weather conditions that has allowed a good development of phenological stages.
So far, the volumes exported are still higher than the previous season and with a dominance of air shipments, which is normal for this part of the season. In total, 681 tons have been exported until week 41, which means an increase of 22% compared to previous season. Of this total, 47% correspond to organic shipments that also show an increase compared to last season (+11%). The exports remain mainly focused on two markets, North America with 51% of shipments up to date and the Far East with 47%, while organic shipments have been entirely destined for the US market.
CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 41, IN TONS
North Zone (IV and V Regions)
The maximum temperatures of this last week allowed a greater dynamism of the harvest. This area continues to provide the highest harvest volumes, which are focused on early varieties.
The harvest continue progressing are a moderate pace in this area, mainly in the covered fields.