Mexico is the third-largest producer of blueberries in the world. Most of the 40 thousand tons harvested in 2018 were exported to the United States, where annual consumption of blueberries amounts to 98 grams per capita, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader).
The state of Jalisco specializes in the production of blueberry because it has the ideal soil and climate conditions for its cultivation, as well as the technology and human resources to produce them.
The United States is the main buyer of Mexican blueberries, but Mexico also exports them to Japan, China, Singapore, the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
Blueberries are consumed fresh and are used as an input for a variety of products, such as jams, purees, juices, wines, and ingredients for pastry and cereals; in some places, they are also sold frozen.