As the Covid pandemic put the maritime supply chain in check, the prices of cold containers and the travel time of the products to their destination increased. This caused Chilean farmers to be more demanding of the blueberries they select, making sure that they have the properties to last during the travel time without losing their quality.
Despite this, the export of Chilean blueberries during 2021 increased by 6% compared to 2020, the Office of Studies and Agrarian Policy reported. There were 112.765 tons of fresh blueberries shipped between January and December with a total value of 572 million dollars (FOB), an increase of 5% compared to the previous period. Peak pricing was seen in September, when 12.58 dollars per exported kilogram were reached.