Crop and Export Report 2021, Week 3

EDITORIAL

The southern zone is taking more prominence, with the harvests already at the peak of volumes. Last week, harvesting activities were interrupted by light to medium-intensity rains from the Araucania Region to the south. Meanwhile, the south-central zone continues the harvest labors with decreasing volumes. With the above, the shipments for week 02 reached 7,754 tons, lower than expected given that part of this volume was attributed to the following week as a result of the delay of a ship that should have sailed on Sunday. Regarding the accumulated volumes, the trend of lower volume compared to the previous season remains, showing a drop of 4.6% with 74,772 tons shipped to date. On the contrary, organic blueberries stand out for the increase in their shipments, with 11% more than last season. 

Por otro lado, la tabla de exportaciones y gráficos siguen mostrando la semana 53 de la temporada 2019/20 con volúmenes en cero, lo que será corregido  a la brevedad, para que la información pueda ser comparable entre ambas temporadas.


In relation to the destination markets, North America has received 46% of the volumes exported until week 02, Europe 40% and the Far East 13%. Of these markets, Europe is the only one that has shown growth in the exports compared to the previous season, with an increase of 13%, while North America has decreased by 9% and the Far East by 27%.

CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 2, 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
469-Nov15-Nov1.7091.0258122518623.2153.0492.7%
4716-Nov22-Nov2.9952.5961.67059732356.2105.6465.1%
4823-Nov29-Nov4.6984.1492.3251.374442710.9099.7948.8%
4930-Nov6-Dec6.6775.1862.9901.5196453217.58614.98013.4%
507-Dec13-Dec9.42011.5144.6805.4551.3621727.00626.49523.8%
5114-Dec20-Dec11.87210.6914.4224.5191.7074338.87837.18533.4%
5221-Dec27-Dec9.1329.4444.0214.0881.2953948.01146.62941.8%
5328-Dec3-Jan09.9784.1874.6871.0376648.01156.60750.8%
14-Jan10-Jan8.4939.6444.2584.3609685856.50466.25059.4%
211-Jan17-Jan10.6437.7543.5163.0831.0718467.14774.00566.4%
Season total 68.064 74.742 34.633 29.819 9.926 365 9.8%
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 harvest is finished.

South Central Zone (VII, XVI and VIII Regions)
The harvest is focused on the last volumes of Legacy and Rabbiteye varieties that are the bulk at this time. This week high temperatures were registered, which could affect the quality of some more sensitive varieties, which could lead to a higher volume to the industry.

South Zone (IX, X and XIVRegions)
The harvest progresses interrupted by light to medium intensity rains that affected work this week. The bulk is focused on Legacy, while Duke already shows declining volumes.
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