Crop and Export Report 2020, Week 1

EDITORIAL

Last week's harvest labors were interrupted by the Christmas holiday (Friday 25th), however, some orchards resumed the work the next day. Therefore, the shipments reached 8,856 tons during week 52, showing a normal drop for the time and with volumes slightly lower than the records of the previous season at the same week, which has also been influenced by the lack of pickers in some of the operations.

Considering the above, the accumulated exported volume up to week 52 shows 4.1% less compared to the last season with 46,920 tons dispatched. In this last week of the year, corresponding to week 53, the harvests will again be interrupted by the end of the year festivities. The data from this extra week will be reflected in the next edition, when the corresponding shipments are imputed, both in the tables and charts.

The shipments of last week were mainly distributed between North America and Europe, which received 43% and 41% of the volume of that week, followed by the Far East with 15%. Given the lower cumulative shipments to date (week 52), North America and the Far East show a drop in total shipments while Europe shows an increase of 13% in the accumulated volume.

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CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 53, IN TONS
Week From To Weekly Shipments Accumulated 2019/20
Export
Progress
2018/19
Season
Actual
2019/20
2018/19
Season
Actual
2019/20
Total U.S./
Canada
Europe Far
East
Other
4321-Oct27-Oct307292150014117781.1751.1%
4428-Oct3-Nov4793311772512901.2571.5061.4%
454-Nov10-Nov6069177106713911.8632.4232.2%
4611-Nov17-Nov1.2851.7091.06824938933.1484.1323.7%
4718-Nov24-Nov2.3162.9951.883685415135.4647.1276.4%
4825-Nov1-Dec5.1504.6982.8231.257609910.61411.82610.6%
492-Dec8-Dec6.7456.6773.3841.9631.321917.35918.50316.6%
509-Dec15-Dec10.5549.4204.5163.1921.6823127.91327.92325%
5116-Dec22-Dec8.78811.8724.8034.0672.9891436.70139.79535.7%
5223-Dec29-Dec10.4239.1323.6683.7701.6821347.12348.92843.9%
Season total 47.123 48.928 23.831 15.282 9.720 95 3.8%
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 season is almost finished with harvest volumes that are decreasing.

South Central Zone (VII, XVI and VIII Regions)
The south central zone continues in the peak weeks of harvest of mid-season varieties. Difficulty in obtaining labor is still noted in some orchards.

South Zone (IX, X and XIVRegions)
The harvest in the XIV region has already begun, although still with weak volumes. The focus follows in the Araucania region.
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