10 World’s Biggest Blueberries Producers– According to the FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021, there were 10 World’s Biggest Blueberries Producers. This plant has many uses for human health.
Taxonomically, Blueberries can be included into some biological aspects Subdivision: Spermatophytina; Class : Magnoliopsida; Superorder : Asteranae ; Order :Ericales ; Family : Ericaceae ; Genus : Vaccinium L ; Species : Vaccinium corymbosum L. Because it was included into Ericaceae, so blueberries has close relationship with cranberries (Vaccinium subg. Oxycoccus), Rhododendron and the others.
The World’s Production, Harvested Areas, and Yield of Blueberries From 1980 to 2021
|Years||Harvested Areas||Productions||Yield / Productivity|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Based on the World statistic of Blueberries from 1980 into 2021, the production, harvested areas,an Yield has increased substantially. in 1980, the world’s production of blueberries reached 73 thousand tonnes with harvested areas around 24 thousand hectares. Meanwhile, in 2021, the world’s production of bluberries increased into 1.1 million tonnes with harvested areas around 163 thousand hectares. The Yield of blueberries also increased from 3.02 tonnes/hectares and became 6.8 tonnes / hectares in 2021.
Statistically, based on the Continent regions,the production of Blueberries is spread over across the continent. The Americas continent still became the biggest area of blueberries. In 2020, the production of blueberries from the American continent reached 670 thousand tons. The second biggest area is Europe with 168 thousand tons. The third is Oceania with 10 thousand tons and Asia with 659 tons. Overall, in 2020, the total world’s production of Blueberries reached 850 thousand tons with harvested area around 126 thousand hectares (Ha).
The Production of Blueberries Based on Continent in 2021
|Continent||Production of Bluberries in 2021|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
In the Worldwide statistic Database in 2021, based on the continental regions, the production of Blueberries still concentrated in Americas and Europe regions. Americas can produce 914,928 tonnes. Meanwhile, Europe can produce around 187,726 tonnes. Furthermore, Oceania, Asia and Africa produce in minor production with output around 9 thousand tonnes, 6 hundreds tonnes, and 71 tonnes, respectively.
The Rank of 10 World’s Biggest Blueberries Producers
|Ranks||Country||Production in 2021|
|1||United States of America||351,130|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Brief description of 10 World’s Biggest Blueberries Producers. Here are brief description of countries that has huge production of Blueberries.
1.United States of America
The United States of America became the biggest producers of Blueberries in 2021. According to the FAO Statistical Database in 2021, the production of Blueberries from this country reached351, 000 tons.Genetically, There are some varieties of blueberry cultivated in the United States. These varieties are lowbush, northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye, and half-high.
Geographically, Based on the USDA database in 2019, there are some states in the USA that become the main area of Blueberries. Some of the states are Georgia with 21 thousand acres of harvested area, Michigan with 20 thousand acres of harvested area, Washington with 16 thousand acres of harvested area, Oregon with 13 thousand acres, North Carolina with 8 thousand acres, California with 7 thousand acres, and Florida with 5 thousand acres.
Peru became the second-biggest producer of Blueberries in 2021. According to the FAO Statistical Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021, the production of Blueberries from this country reached 227 thousand tons. Geographically, Blueberry production in Peru is in the La Libertad region on the north coast. Genetically, Ventura and Biloxi are some of popular variety cultivated in Peru
Canada became the third-biggest producer of Blueberries in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Database in 2020, the production of Blueberries from this country reached 146,551 tons. Geographically, most Blueberries from Canada are cultivated in British Columbia.
Chile is the 4th World’s biggest producer of Blueberries in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021, the production of blueberries from Chile reached 122,795 tonnes. Geographically, South-Central and South region still become the main regions of blueberries cultivation in Chile. Some of the bluberries planted in Chile are the kind of highbush and rabbiteye.
Mexico is the 5th biggest producer in 2021. According to the FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021 it reached 66, 482 tons. Geographically, Major blueberry production area concentrated in the state of Jalisco, Michoacán, and Sinaloa. Statistically, these states has huge production of Blueberries.
Spain is the 6th biggest producer in 2021. According to the FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021, the production of Blueberries from Matador country reached 61,230 tons. Geographically, the production of Spanish Blueberries comes from Andalusia with the Province of Huelva still the biggest area of Cultivation.
Poland became the seventh-biggest producer of Blueberries in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Database in 2021, the production of Poland’s Blueberries reached 55,300 tons. This country is still the biggest producer and exporter of Blueberry. Agronomically, The High-Bush Blueberry is one of the cultivars that planted in Poland
Portugal is the 8th biggest producer in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021, the production of Blueberries from Portugal reached 17,140 tons in 2021. Geographically, Some of area of Blueberry in Portugal are the southern region of Odemira south of Lisbon
Germany is the 9th biggest producer in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021, the production of Blueberry from Germany reached 15,640 tons.Geograhically, Lower Saxony is the centre of German blueberry cultivation and more than 70 percent of national production comes from this bundesland.
Italy is the 10th World’s biggest producer of Blueberries in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate
Database in 2021, the production of blueberries from Italy reached 8,750 tonnes. Geographically, in Italy,
the main cultivation areas of blueberries in Italy are concentrated in Trentino, Piedmont (Cuneo), Lombardy (Valtellina) and Veneto (Verona).
Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Blueberries Producers
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