Mexico exports some 10,500 tons of organic blueberries in the current season



In 2021, Mexico had a production of more than 70,000 tons of blueberries. During the first quarter of this year, berries were positioned as the first most exported agri-food product in Mexico. Blueberries represent 15% of Mexican berry exports.

Likewise, the crop has shown a growth greater than 20% during the last years, both in surface and in production. However, the sector is currently facing different challenges such as labor shortages, water supply, different phytosanitary problems, and has concentrated on developing the national market and encouraging local consumption.

But there are great opportunities as well. Currently, about 97% of the production, or 68,300 tons, is exported to 31 export destinations, mainly to the United States. Important developing markets such as Japan, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, among others, stand out.

Currently 15% of the blueberry area in Mexico, around 1,360 hectares, is produced organically. About 10,500 tons of organic blueberries have been exported during the current season.

Source: blueberriesconsulting.com



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