Peru: In blueberries, we have had better yields than expected
Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 6, 2023
Despite the overall reduction in blueberry export volumes this year, Agrícola Don Ricardo, a blueberry producer in Ica, has had a satisfactory campaign. They have managed to meet their expected kilos and even had better yields than expected for some varieties. Prices obtained for the fruit have also been advantageous, with China offering prices 30-40% higher than last year, and the United States experiencing a 100% increase in prices, indicating a rise in blueberry consumption in major markets.
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Agrícola Don Ricardo, with fields in Ica, has had a satisfactory blueberry campaign, despite the fact that the sector has reduced its export volumes considerably this year. We are blueberry producers with 146 hectares and we have managed to have the expected kilos, even one or another variety has had better yields than expected. It has been a very positive year for us and we have found markets such as China, the United States and Europe very short of supplies at certain times of the campaign due to the reduction in volume from the north," said the commercial manager of the agro-exporter, Gabriel Noboa, to Portal Frutícola. . On the other hand, the sector's export volumes have been reduced in this year's campaign. According to the Agrodata portal, from January to October, blueberry export volumes and values fell by 39% and 18%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2022. In addition, Noboa maintained that the prices obtained for this fruit have also been very advantageous. ...