The export volumes decreased during week 05, reaching 5,996 tons marking the end of Chile's peak weeks. The volumes from the south central zone decreased during week 05, mainly those coming from the Maule region as expected due to the rains of week 04. Right now, the south zone is contributing with the highest export volumes, although they show a decreasing trend. Despite the above, the shipments in week 05 were higher than last season the same week and the accumulated volumes continues the trend of the previous weeks, showing an increase of 4.9% compared to 2019/20, with 104,724 tons shipped. Of this total, North America has received 51% of the volumes, Europe 31% and the Far East 11%.
Organic blueberries also passed the peak of exports and during week 05 1,510 tons were exported. The accumulated total already amounts to 17,751 tons, 25% more than the previous year. Of this total, 77% of the shipments went to the North American market and 23% to Europe.
On the other hand, good news comes from the U.S., with the determination of the International Trade Commission of that country and its resolution that imported blueberries do not cause damage to the local industry, without a doubt a great relief for the Chilean industry.
CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 5, IN TONS