China has the largest acre of blueberries in the world

According to data from the International Blueberry Organization, the global blueberry acreage has continued to grow in recent years, increasing from 132.56 thousand hectares in 2016 to 205.67 thousand hectares in 2020, to 73.1 thousand hectares, mainly benefiting from the cultivated areas of China. Peru, Poland and other regions. By 2020, China was the fastest growing region in global blueberry production.

Prior to 2019, the United States was the largest producer of blueberries. In 2019, China’s blueberry production became the world’s largest blueberry producer for the first time than the United States. Global blueberry production continues to increase. In 2020, global blueberry production was 1.3 million tonnes, an increase of 8.7% compared to 1.2 million tonnes in 2019; Of this, 962,000 tonnes of fresh fruit accounted for 69% of the total supply; The amount for processing is 426,000 tons and this represents an increase compared to 2019.

Commercial Chinese blueberry cultivation started in 2000 and has been growing for more than 20 years, but the growth rate is very fast. It has now surpassed the United States and become the world’s largest blueberry grower; By 2020, China’s blueberry production was 285,000 tons, of which 154,000 tons were used for processing; Production of blueberries in the United States was 283,000 tons, of which 130,000 tons were used for processing. Currently, China and the United States alone supply 200,000 tons of blueberries.

Acres of blueberry in China are mainly concentrated in Guizhou, Liaoning, Shandong and other areas. Guizhou, Sichuan, Anhui, Liaoning and Shandong accounted for 24.5%, 14.4%, 11.5%, 10.1% and 9.5% of China’s blueberry production in 2020, respectively. 70% account.

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