Crop and Export Report 2020, Week 46

EDITORIAL

The season continues to advance with predominant volumes from the northern zone where a good advance of the harvest is observed and where the peak of the season has already passed. While in the central zone the advance is more calm given the moderate temperatures observed in recent weeks. The central zone is timidly starting, mainly with orchards under tunnel, while the fields in the open are already being incorporated although with a slow progress, also associated with the effect of moderate temperatures.

The accumulated exports up to week 45 total 2,776 tons, 15% more than the previous season on the same date, with North America being the main destination market with 63% of the volumes accumulated to date. This is due to the high participation of organic blueberries in shipments from Chile in this part of the season and which are mainly destined to this market. Until week 45, organics add up to 1,532 tons, 55% of the total exported. The Far East follows in importance with a 32% share and a growth of 41% compared to the same week of the previous season, where Korea stands out as the most dynamic in terms of growth.


CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 46, 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
3631-Aug6-Sep22206015028740.1%
377-Sep13-Sep3854320220651280.1%
3814-Sep20-Sep2975462270942030.2%
3921-Sep27-Sep88863624611832890.3%
4028-Sep4-Oct1721728228803554610.4%
415-Oct11-Oct20522012728915596810.6%
4212-Oct18-Oct32329219809318839730.9%
4319-Oct25-Oct2923801951217021.1751.3531.2%
4426-Oct1-Nov3316795114512211.5062.0321.8%
452-Nov8-Nov9177445054719112.4232.7762.5%
Season total 2.423 2.776 1.758 112 896 10 14.6%
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)
Regions IV and V continues to provide the highest harvest volumes. They are already past the peak of harvest.

Central Zone (MR and VI Regions)
In the central zone, the harvest continues to advance timidly, mainly due to the moderate temperatures in recent weeks.

South Central Zone (VII, XVI and VIII Regions)
In the south central zone, the harvest is still focused on orchards under tunnel. Temperatures in recent weeks remain moderate and therefore the harvests on the fields without protection remain limited.

South Zone (IX, X and XIVRegions)
In the southern zone the harvest has not yet begun.


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