Blueberries on the rise
The supermarket turnover of blueberries continues to grow, according to data from Statistics Netherlands. Compared with 2013, it is an increase of 250 percent in 2017.
To meet this demand we see an expansion of the Dutch acreage in 2017 by 7%. And by 2018 an even stronger increase of the area by 17%, resulting in a total of 970 hectares. Since 2013 this is an increase of two thirds.
In addition, the import of fresh blueberries will also increase in 2017 to 9.8 million kilograms, an increase of 1.6 million kilograms compared to the previous year. For all details click here.