Projections for the Peruvian blueberry industry by President Fernando Cillóniz Benavides of consulting firm Inform@cción, could not be more optimistic. According to some estimates, blueberry could even become the main Peruvian agro-export product this season.
Cillóniz Benavides has reported that Peruvian exports of blueberries between July 2021 and February 2022 will be better than estimated at the beginning of the campaign. At that point in time, a 30% increase in volume was projected compared to the previous season, corresponding to 2020/2021, in which shipments were sent that reached 162.459 tons.
The senior executive of the consulting firm indicated in detail that, from July to October 17 of the current campaign, Peruvian blueberry exports reached more than 123.630 tons. This amounts to an increase of 18% compared to almost 108.000 tons sent in the same period (July to October) of the last season.
Cillóniz Benavides detailed the 2021 Peruvian blueberry shipments as follows:
- July 4.806.005 kilos
- August 25.637.422 kilos
- September 58.362.810 kilos
- October (as of the 17th) 34.824.104 kilos (to reach 65.000.000 kilos by month's end)