Chilean frozen blueberry exports rise 52% year-over-year between September and January to 7,200 tonnes, data shows
February 21, 2012
– According to the latest figures by the Chilean Blueberry Committee, the nation’s frozen blueberry exports rose 52% year-over-year between September and January, Fresh Fruit Portal reported Feb. 21.
Figures during the period show that shipments reached 7,200 tonnes with an average of 760 tonnes a month between October and December, but with an increase to 2,800 tonnes in January.
Meanwhile, fresh blueberry exports during the week of Feb. 6 declined compared with previous weeks due to rainfall in the south of Chile during the week of Jan. 31.
The primary source of this article is Fresh Fruit Portal, Santiago, Chile, on Feb. 21, 2012.