China has become the world’s largest blueberry plantation

According to the data of the international blueberry Association: in recent years, the global blueberry cultivation area has been expanding, from 132.56 thousand hectares in 2016 to 205.67 thousand hectares in 2020, an increase of 73.1 thousand hectares during the period, mainly benefiting from the expansion of cultivation area in China, Peru, Poland and other regions, of which China is the region with the fastest growth rate of blueberry cultivation area in the world in 2020.

Until 2019, the United States has always been the largest country for blueberry cultivation. In 2019, China’s blueberry production exceeded that of the United States for the first time, becoming the world’s largest blueberry plantation. The global blueberry production has maintained a stable rise, and fresh fruit is still the main product form of global blueberry production. In 2020, the global blueberry output was 1.388 million tons, an increase of 8.7% over 1.277 million tons in 2019; Among them, the output of fresh fruit is 962000 tons, accounting for 69% of the total output; The processing capacity is 426000 tons, which has increased compared with 2019.

The commercial cultivation of blueberries in China began in 2000 and has only developed for more than 20 years, but it has developed very fast. At present, it has surpassed the United States to become the largest main blueberry producing area in the world; In 2020, China’s blueberry output will be 285000 tons, of which 154000 tons will be used for processing; American blueberry output is 283000 tons, of which 130000 tons are used for processing. At present, only China and the United States have blueberry output of more than 200000 tons.

Blueberry cultivation in China is mainly concentrated in Guizhou, Liaoning, Shandong and other regions. In 2020, the top five regions of blueberry production in China are Guizhou, Sichuan, Anhui, Liaoning and Shandong, accounting for 24.5%, 14.4%, 11.5%, 10.1% and 9.5% respectively, accounting for 70% in total.

Source: Tencent News client we media

Post time: Jan-17-2022