During week 03, 14,814 tons were exported. In part this volume is influenced by the delay of a ship that should have departed the previous week, but most of it corresponds to harvests of the week, setting a historical record for a weekly exported volume. With this, the volumes exceed the ones of the previous season by 3%, reaching 89,621 tons exported. Of this total, North America has received 48% of the total, Europe 39%, the Far East 12% and other markets 1%.
On the harvest side, the south central zone is still concentrated in late varieties, while the south zone is at the peak of volumes. From this Thursday until Sunday the picking will be interrupted by heavy rains that will affect all the areas under harvest. This situation will be evaluated and if there are any damages in production that affect the estimated volume, it will be reported in the next edition.
Regarding frozen blueberry stocks in the US, in December, inventories were for the first time below when compared to 2019, with 3.5%, reaching 107 thousand tons. In the case of the shipments from Chile, during December the minimum of the year was registered, as is normal, with 1,719 tons exported, 26% less than the same month of 2019.
CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 3, IN TONS