Following COVID-19 situation

Chilean blueberries see rising demand and prices

A report prepared by ProChile, which reports the commercial activity of Chilean products in the world, prepared with information provided by the 56 offices that the agency has in the different countries, shows that, in the case of exports of fruit during the crisis caused by the coronavirus, these have had an upward behavior in some cases.

An article on blueberriesconsulting.com states that although in general the crisis has affected exports, with a lower sale of fruits, the report records that healthy foods are required in places where the pandemic is receding, mainly in Asia, because “the need to strengthen the immune system in people ”, according to the evaluation made by some media Jorge O´Ryan, director of the state body.

Stable and on the rise
Chilean blueberries have increased in value in the first four months of this year, rising by almost 5%, reaching a sales volume of USD 442 million. This upward behavior is general in the market, as indicated by the prices that the production coming from Huelva, Spain and the countries of the Balkan region are obtaining, which have managed to stop the natural fall curve for these dates and achieve prices much higher than past seasons, rising to almost 4 euros in week 20, transforming into a trend that will remain stable and on the rise.

In this same perspective, in healthy fruit conditions, with antioxidant, immunological and antibiotic properties, frozen fruit has also risen in demand and value, reaching an 18% rise in the markets.

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