So far, 9 countries around the world have been exporting fresh blueberries to China. The total import volume has increased from 499 tons in 2012 to 22,045 tons in 2020, showing an increase of 44 times in 7 years.
Among these countries, Chile and Peru are the main exporters. Chile supplies the Chinese market from mid-December to March of the following year, while Peru supplies from September to December. Thanks to the unique climatic conditions in Peru, the harvest period in this country fills the gap in the global market, forming a unique product advantage.
China's imports of blueberries over the years
According to China's import data, only 1 ton was imported from Peru in 2016, and we saw a sharp increase to 4,998 tons in 2017 and 11,919 tons in 2019. The main reason for this is that the months between September and December present a gap in China as the supply period of Chile begins in mid-December, and Peru is the only supplier that supplies during this period.
The rapid growth of imports indicates the huge potential of China's blueberry market. China is becoming the global market center for blueberries.
Source: Blueberry China