Crop and Export Report 2020, Week 42

EDITORIAL

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 42, 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
323-Aug9-Aug030030060%
3310-Aug16-Aug0900900150%
3417-Aug23-Aug418130504330%
3524-Aug30-Aug221701316530%
3631-Aug6-Sep22206015028740.1%
377-Sep13-Sep3854320220651280.1%
3814-Sep20-Sep2975462270942030.2%
3921-Sep27-Sep88863624611832890.3%
4028-Sep4-Oct1721728228803554610.4%
415-Oct11-Oct20522012728915596810.6%
Season total 559 681 348 9 320 4 21.7%
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 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.

Central Zone (MR and VI Regions)

















The harvest continue progressing are a moderate pace in this area, mainly in the covered fields.

Central South Zone (VII, XVI and VIII Regions)
The weather conditions continue to support the progress of the phenological stages. The early varieties are in fruit set and a normal advance is observed for the time.

South Zone (IX, XIV and X Regions)
In the southern regions the flowering is advancing well without rains  that alter its normal development.











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