The Chinese market for Chilean and Peruvian blueberries is rapidly gaining prominence. Year after year it substantially increases the volumes received. In the recent blueberry season, the Chinese market presented a significant variation in its composition of weekly arrivals compared to the previous season and this is projected to increase even more this season.
Peruvian blueberry shipments saw an increase in the volume of arrivals in China for much of last season, mainly from September to December. In the case of the current season, this increase has started from the first weeks and is already almost 30% above past figures.
In the case of Chile, the behavior in the past season was different, since the arrivals to the Chinese market were very similar to those registered previously, almost without variations.
According to the annual report of IQonsulting, in the case of the prices reached, the wholesale average of blueberries from Chile reached a value of USD 9,1 / kg. However, in the case of blueberries from the Peruvian industry, this figure was higher, reaching a price higher than USD 10/kg.