Crop and Export Report 2020, Week 6
The harvest is focused on the southern regions of the country, while the central south zone (Maule, Ñuble and BioBio regions) is already in the final third of its season. On the other hand, the rains forecasted for this week were low to medium intensity and therefore will have a minor impact on the export volumes.
The shipments of week 5 reached 6,969 tons and the total up to date is 94,076 tons, similar to the accumulated at the same week of the previous season. The market distribution was 60% to North America, 11% to the Far East and 28% to Europe. In this context and in relation to the current situation that is affecting China, this has been a week waiting for the return of vacations given by the government as a preventive measure against the Coronavirus outbreak, on February 10th. This moment will be key to see how the return of the activity in the Chinese market will be, after weeks of stoppage.
In relation to organic blueberries, for the second consecutive week the shipments were lower than in the same week of the previous season. Thus, the shipments of week 5 reached 1,639 tons, however, the accumulated is greater with a total of 12,987 tons, 19% more than in the same week of the 2018/19 campaign.
CHILEAN BLUEBERRY EXPORTS, BY WEEK AND ACCUMULATED UP TO WEEK 6, IN TONS
Crop Update by Zone
The season is over.
The season is over.
The rains forecasted for this week were of low intensity and had no major impact on the harvest. Harvest volumes are going down in this area, leaving mainly Brigthwell and Tifblue which volumes are decreasing and Ochlockonee which is on the rise.
This week there were rains from Araucania Region to the south, being more intense in Los Ríos and Los Lagos regions, where labors were interrupted but resumed normally in the middle of this week. Legacy is ending just like Briggita. On the rise are Elliot and Liberty, among others.