According to projections by the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex), Peru will hold the first position as global exporter of blueberries for fourth the consecutive year. Adex Consulting and Projects Head Lizbeth Pumasunco reported that since 2019 Peru has been leading the globe's exports ranking linked to this fruit. "Worldwide, Peru has been ranked first as exporting country since 2019, a position that has been maintained in 2020 and 2021," she stated.
Last year, Peruvian blueberry exports reached US$1.221 billion, which was a 172% expansion over the year before.
Pumasunco explained that favorable expectations for the current year are based on good performance of the production season and the distance existing with the second-largest exporter of blueberries: Spain, whose share is half what the South American country has recorded.
"In 2021, we reached a share of 25.2% in terms of total demand versus 12.7% by Spain," she specified.