The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) is pleased to announce that its 2022 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report is now available, providing an important resource to the industry.
With a global volume of fresh and processed Highbush blueberries approaching 1.8 million tonnes, this report provides an in-depth analysis of industry data and trends worldwide. Although the industry as a whole has seen a unique level of growth, detailed regional and global analysis sheds light on what’s happening on the ground, as some producing regions continue to make sustained gains in growth and demand, while others struggle in a competitive and maturing industry.
According to reports, China is now the world’s leading producer of blueberries by volume, with virtually all of the fruit being consumed domestically. China is followed by the US, Peru, Chile and Mexico, with Peru edging out Chile in third place and Mexico edging out Canada in fifth place. Meanwhile, overall global volume growth is increasingly being driven not only by new plantings but also by yield increases, with an estimated one-third of global volume growth being attributable to yield increases.
Amid continued growth, consumer demand for ever-better quality is driving innovation in the introduction of new genetics, cultivation methods, post-harvest systems and more to deliver ever-better blueberries to a growing number of consumers.
To learn more about the ongoing Blueberry story and the data intelligence behind it, download the full report for free from the IBO website (see link below).
Peter McPherson, Chair of the IBO, said: “The Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report is a fantastic platform developed by the IBO to facilitate access to valuable information and help move this industry forward.”
Cort Brazelton, Editor-in-Chief and co-author of the report, said, “As people at all parts of the global blueberry value chain strive to make more informed decisions, this report continues to be an essential resource. I am particularly pleased that it is free to the industry thanks to our advertising sponsors. The new AI-based analysis of crop growth vs. yield growth trends provides valuable clues as to how our industry paradigm is shifting.”
Colin Fain, who led the team behind the report and is a co-author, said: “This year’s release includes expanded coverage of the world’s major and emerging producing regions, an updated global estimate of production that is proving to be on-track, and up-to-date trade statistics for every country covered by the report.”
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