Peruvian Blueberry Exports Total Over 2 Million Kilos This Year
LIMA, PERU – In the period from January to November of 2014, Peruvian exports of blueberries totaled 2,080,782 kilos (approximately 4,587,339 lbs).
AgrodataPerú reports that this total represents an 84% increase over the same period last year, which totaled 1,129,765 kilos. In terms of value, these exports totaled to $22,173,985, which is a 68% increase over the same period in 2013.
According to the specialized portal, the United States was the top importer of Peruvian blueberries with a value of $10.2 million, which is 46% of the total. Other importers include:
- Hong Kong, $5 million (23%)
- Netherlands, $4.9 million (22%)
- U.K. (6%)
- Spain (1%)
- Coasta Rica (1%)
In terms of exporters, TalSA led with $12,115,000 (55% of the total) followed by Camposol with $8,014,000, Hortifrut with $527,000, Intipa Foods with $455,000 and Exportadora Frutícola del Sur with $301,000, according to Agraria.pe.
With these increases in the Peruvian export market, it will certainly be interesting to see if this trend continues through 2015.