Asian fruit imports

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

Published on Feb 06th, 2020
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution

 

Chile has recorded significant growth in its shipments of blueberries to the Far East, this season, with volumes up 31% from the previous campaign, according to data published by Asoex. The Asian market now accounts for 18% of the total export volume. North America has received 48% of the volumes of Chilean blueberries so far this season, 7% down on last season’s volumes. Europe has received 33% of shipments, with a growth of 3%.

South East Asia opening up to EU produce

South East Asia opening up to EU produce

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Over the last two years, European exports of fresh fruit and vegetables were heavily impacted by the Russian embargo, as the EU used to ship close to 40% of its exports to the Russian Federation. The latest statistics indicate that the total export volume only fell moderately, while the value of exports dropped by close to 20%. The collapse of the Russian economy also represents a major challenge for other suppliers than the EU exporters.

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