Both Peru and Chile continue to be large player in their respective fruit industries: blueberries in the case of Peru and cherries in the case of Chile. This does not correspond only to the volumes produced and placed in the various markets of the world, but it is about industries in constant growth and technological development, with a supply of fruit of the highest quality, which have permanent research regarding their respective crops and with a constant plant genetic improvement of their productive varieties. Recent data shows that fruit shipments to international markets up to week 48, which runs from November 28 to December 4, far exceed what each industry sent last season, corresponding to 2021/ 2022.
Peru is the country with the highest growth projections and presence in the world blueberry market, contributing more than 25% of the regional total corresponding to the whole of the American continent, and reaching a presence close to 15% of the global total of blueberry production.
The Peruvian blueberry industry has managed to place a total of 168.000 tons of fruit in the international trade area of the fruit, significantly exceeding the 139.000 exported in the campaign prior to this date. They are followed far behind by Argentina, with 5.500 tons, which represents a smaller volume than the 7.800 tons in the previous season, and Chile, with only 4.324 tons, also below the 4.700 of last season.
Regarding cherries the picture is very different, since Chile has practically no competitors in this period. The volumes shipped by the Chilean cherry industry reach 27.500 tons, well above the 12.885 of the 2021/2022 season at week 48.