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Data InsightsIn less than a decade, Peru has become the world's second-largest blueberry producer
May 23, 2024Esteban Ortiz-Ospina

In less than a decade, Peru has become the world's second-largest blueberry producer

Blueberry production, 1961 to 2022, Peru, Canada, Chile, US. Desktop version.

Between 2012 and 2022, Peru's blueberry production went from less than a thousand tonnes to nearly 300,000 tonnes per year.

According to estimates from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, this huge growth in output was enabled by a rapid expansion in the land used to grow blueberries, together with substantial gains in the number of tonnes produced per cultivated hectare.

These trends show that significant agricultural changes can happen very quickly.

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