The Association of Blueberry Producers of Peru projects that 276,938 tons of blueberries will be shipped from Peru in the 2022-2023 season.
In this season's campaign - that lasted from May to October - the country dispatched 153.228.933 kilos of fresh blueberries for $843.725.006, that is, 31% more volume than in the same period of the previous 2021 campaign/ 2022, says Cilloniz Benavides, president of Inform@cción.
The season is already past its peak and imports through the Philadelphia, New York City and Southern California ports of entry are expected to slow as growers begin to wrap up the season. During the 2021-22 campaign, La Libertad had a representation of 54,11%, followed by Lambayeque with a representation of 21,16% and Lima with 7,98% of the total.
Blueberry prices have been falling year after year due to the abundant supply from Peru and other countries. These volumes have caused imbalances in the supply/demand market. In October, prices fell below 5 dollars per kilo.