The significant decrease in production and export volume from the Peruvian blueberry industry during the current season has had a noteworthy impact on the US market. As a result, product prices have experienced a sharp increase, nearly doubling compared to the same period in the previous year.
Based on reports from Agronometrics, blueberry prices in the US market have remained consistently high in recent weeks, reaching up to USD 44.75 per package. This is notably higher than the figures recorded in the preceding season.
These elevated prices are anticipated to persist for several weeks, extending up to and including the Christmas period. This is attributed to the current limited contribution from Mexico, the natural supplier, which only ensures a relatively modest and constant flow of blueberries to the US market due to its geographical proximity.