Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian blueberry volumes increase, while North American season coming to end.

By Agronometrics | 20 September 2022

In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Valeria Concha studies the change in supply of blueberries in the US market . Each week the series looks at a different horticultural commodity, focusing on a specific origin or topic visualizing the market factors that are driving change.


North American blueberry season is coming to an end, while volumes of Peruvian blueberries begin to increase in market. Between weeks 30 and 34, the supply of blueberries in the US market was made up of 57% local fruit, 30% from Canada and only 12% from Peru. In recent weeks (35 and 36), the offer was made up of 22% local fruit, 44% from Canada and 33% Peruvian blueberry. Additionally, during week 36, the first volumes of Chilean blueberries were registered in Philadelphia.

blueberry volumes by ori all

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

A 28% growth in blueberry exports is expected for the 2022-2023 campaign, according to estimates made by Proarandanos (Peruvian Blueberry Growers Association) published in Redagricola. Between weeks 30 and 36, the volumes of Peruvian blueberries in the US market accumulated close to 10,800 tons, 84% more than were recorded during the same period in the previous season.

blueberry volumes by his 9

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Since week 33, the average daily price per kilo of Peruvian blueberries has been above that of other origins. During week 36, the weekly average price of blueberries in the US was $6.06 per Kg, increasing $0.53 from last week. For the Peruvian blueberry, the daily average price was $6.72 per kg, 12.8% lower than that registered in the same week of 2021.

blueberry prices by orig

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In our ‘In Charts’ series, we work to tell some of the stories that are moving the industry. Feel free to take a look at the other articles by clicking here

All pricing for domestic US produce represents the spot market at Shipping Point (i.e. packing house/climate controlled warehouse, etc.). For imported fruit, the pricing data represents the spot market at Port of Entry.

You can keep track of the markets daily through Agronometrics, a data visualization tool built to help the industry make sense of the huge amounts of data that professionals need to access to make informed decisions.If you found the information and the charts from this article useful, feel free to visit us at www.agronometrics.com where you can easily access these same graphs, or explore the other 21 commodities we currently track.

Written by: Valeria Concha

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