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Global blueberry demand exceeds supply

Global demand exceeds supply in blueberries and it is necessary to double its growth
It is likely that, with the same surface area, or with slightly greater growth, the objective of doubling current yields in this decade will be achieved.

Despite being the newest fruit in the world's agricultural basket, blueberry consumption currently covers almost the entire planet in its most varied cultures and regions. The demand for the consumption of blueberries has spread rapidly throughout the world, preceded by the fame of being a healthy fruit and classified as a superfood for the human diet reports Furthermore, its market has diversified and is mainly required as fresh fruit, but also as an ingredient in multiple forms of food, from juices, jams, frozen foods, liqueurs, pastries, gastronomy, and even for pharmaceutical use or as a base for food products. cosmetic industry.

World figures
The figures of the current state of the blueberry industry are summarized in a global plantation area that covers 248.550 hectares, which produce 1.860.060 tons, of which only 529.210 are derived from processed fruit, so more than 1 million 300 thousand tons are destined for fresh fruit for consumers.

Although the figures are large and tell us about a thriving and consolidated industry, with a global presence, they are no longer enough to satisfy the growing global demand for blueberry consumption and, according to all specialized projections, the global blueberry industry will have to double its production in the next five years, reaching 3 million tons.

Peru, productive power
In these global figures, China stands out, with 78.000 hectares and 525.000 tons produced; United States, with 48.000 hectares and 277.000 tons produced; and Peru, with 22.000 hectares and 225.000 tons produced, although in the case of the latter country it should be noted that the yield per hectare is much higher than that of all its competitors.


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