07 Jan 2021

IN BRIEF: CHILE, ETHIOPIA, ARGENTINA, PRICES BLUEBERRIES, EV...

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BLUEBERRIES IN ETHIOPIA

According to Nuradin Osman, founder and CEO of Grosso Foods, an Africa-focused agribusiness company based in the Netherlands, the cultivation of blueberries and the production of sunflower oil are two of the top agricultural opportunities in Ethiopia.(Blueberries and sunflowers as two top Ethiopian agricultural opportunities)

CHILE, THE SEASON CONTINUES BLUEBERRIES

Shipments of Chilean blueberry reached 8,856 tonnes during week 52, showing a normal decline for the weather and with volumes slightly below the previous season's records in the same week.(Crop and Export Report 2020, Week 53)

ARGENTINA, BLUEBERRIES ON THE RISE

Argentina's blueberries season ended with stable numbers and higher sea shipments. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Argentina exported nearly 11,000 tonnes of fresh blueberries and 3,500 tonnes of frozen blueberries in the 2020 season, meeting initial projections.(Accumulated 2020 blueberry exports from Argentina: 10,303 tons in week 51)

BLUEBERRIES, FALLING PRICES IN 2021

According to a recent report by Rabobank, prices for fresh blueberries will continue to fall in the US as a result of increased and more uniform availability of the product throughout the year.(Flattening blueberry prices)

BERRIES OF RUSSIA' EVENT

From 25 to 26 February 2021, the 4th International Conference "Berries of Russia 2021" will take place in Sochi, organised by the Berry Union and the news agency "FruitNews". The event will be held in a hybrid offline and online format.(4th International Conference "Berries of Russia 2021" in Sochi)

CHINA: NEW AUTHORISATIONS IN 2020

In 2020, China has approved the import of 10 products of different origins, including blueberries from the United States and Zambia.(China Approved 10 Fruits for Import in 2020 Amid Slowing Import Growth)

COLOMBIAN EXPORTS BLUEBERRIES: +387%. 

This year, blueberries stood out with an increase of +387% compared to 2019. For the first time, Colombian exports of blueberries exceeded $1 million.(Colombian exports blueberries: +387%)

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