Mexico's blueberry production grows for the fifth consecutive year

In 2020 Mexico produced 50,293 tons of blueberries. This was the fifth consecutive year in which the country's blueberry production grew. According to estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture, it grew by 2.6%. Mexico produced 15,000 tons of blueberries in 2015. In 2016, it increased its production to 29,000 tons. In 2017, production grew to 37,000 tons, in 2018 to 40,000 tons, and in 2019 to 49,000 tons. In the last 10 years, blueberry production registers an average annual growth rate of 25.1%.

The production area in 2020 was estimated at 4,700 hectares. Jalisco accounted for 31.5% of the national production's value, with 23,169 tons. It was followed at a great distance by Michoacan with 9,757 tons and Sinaloa with 8,495 tons.

Mexican blueberry exports during 2020 amounted to $ 399 million. 95.9% of the exported volume went to the US market.

In fact, the United States is the world's largest importer of blueberries. In 2020 its blueberry purchases amounted to nearly $ 1.393 billion.

Mexico specializes in the production and export of blueberries but it mostly imports cranberries.

 

Source: opportimes.com


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