The sale of Peruvian blueberries to international markets continues to rise. According to a Report of the Blueberry Market elaborated by the consultant Maximixe, blueberry exports will increase by 60.2% this year, reaching 885 million dollars, thanks to the increase in shipments to the United States, the Netherlands, and China.
According to the report, blueberry production will also grow by 50% thanks to the better weather conditions in the regions of La Libertad and Lambayeque, which currently account for 78.9% and 17.5% of national production, respectively.
Furthermore, blueberry exporters are expected to make investments during this year. The Complejo Agroindustrial Beta company announced that it will expand its packing of blueberries in Olmos; in addition, Danper Trujillo is evaluating the construction of a new blueberry processing and packaging plant in the Salaverry district of Trujillo.
The main exporting companies were Camposol, with a 31.4% share, Hortifrut Peru, with 12.4%, and Hortifrut Tal with 10.7%. The main destinations were the United States (51.6%), followed by the Netherlands (22.1%), the United Kingdom (10.3%), and China (6.0%).