Recently, China’s Zhengzhou airport imported three tons of blueberries from Canada after passing customs and commodity inspection checks…Full Article Henan Daily Aug 2016

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  • By 2018, it is estimated that China will produce 71,400 MTs of blueberries annually.
  • In 2015, Canada produced 160,000 MTs of blueberries including 70,000 MTs in British Columbia and 23,000 MTs in Quebec.
  • In 2015, Chinese blueberry cultivation reportedly took place on 31,200 ha of farmland, with an estimated 43,250 MTs produced.  Shandong Province is China’s largest blueberry producer, producing an estimated 15,000 MTs on 6,000 ha annually. Guizhou, Liaoning, Sichuan, and Yunnan also cultivate blueberries. In China, blueberry harvests typically occur from June to August, and from March to mid-May in greenhouses.
  • In July 2014, the Senior Vice-President of Legend Holdings Ltd and Chairman of Joyvio Group stated that China produced approximately 12,000 MTs of blueberries on 20,366 ha of land in 2013. An increase from 2011 when China produced 4,100 metric tons of blueberries on 11,281 ha of land.
  • From 2008 to 2013, Chinese blueberry cultivation increased from 2,404 ha to 20,366 ha, with yields increasing approximately from 0.4 MTs per ha to 0.6 MTs per ha.
  • In 2012, Wallen Blueberry Fruits, China’s largest blueberry producer, cultivated 1,000 ha of the country’s total 10,000 ha devoted to blueberry production. Recently, Joyvio Group acquired Wallen Agriculture (Qingdao) Ltd.
  • In 2012, Shandong cultivated blueberries on 2,070 ha of farmland, followed by Liaoning at 1,952 ha, Jilin at 1,774 ha, and Guizhou at 1,331 ha.
  • In 2011, China produced 4,100 metric tons of blueberries on 11,281 ha of land.
  • From 2001 to 2007, Chinese blueberry cultivation increased in area from 24 ha to 1,414 ha (~390 MTs).
  • In 1983, China began importing blueberry seeds from the USA.

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