With 2,618 tons exported during week 08, the Chilean season is coming to an end. The harvest labors are practically completed in the south-central and southern zones, in this late stage of the season they have been favored by good weather without rains, which has allowed progress without interruptions. In total, the shipments reached 115,907 tons, 7,2% more than the 2019/20 campaign. Of which 55% have been destined to North America, 35% to Europe and 10% to the Far East.
Organic blueberries also continue to rise with 20,388 tons shipped up to week 08 and an increase of 32% compared to the previous season. North America has shown a 38% growth in shipments compared to the previous season and Europe shows a 15% increase in shipments to date.
On the contrary, shipments of frozen blueberries from Chile marked a minimum of 2,573 tons during the month of January, 23% less than the same month of 2020. As explained in previous issues, part of the organic blueberry volume that was normally destined for the frozen industry, this season it was exported fresh, as an effect of the Systems Approach.
CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 8, IN TONS