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Blueberry, Vaccinium myrtllus / Ericaceae
The blueberry is a very old plant of unknown origin, that grows spontaneously in the N of Europe, Asia and America. Some consider it native to Europe, North Africa, the Caucasus and N Asia. In Spain it is widely spread in the forests of the mountainous areas.

The continent with greater production is North America, standing for 96% of the world-wide production. Europe produces approximately 4% of the total, whereas the rest of the continents do not have a remarkable production.

ContinentTons%
Africa50-
Asia850-
Europe12,5004
North America294,40096
Total307,800100

Source: FAO Production Yearbook, 1998

In the FAO’s statistical data base there only appear 6 producers of blueberries. The main one are the United States, followed by Canada and Latvia:

CountryTons
The United States264,900
Canada29,500
Latvia8,000
Belarus4,500
Azerbaijan850
Tunisia50

Source: FAO Production Yearbook, 1998

Among the exporters, the leader are the United States, followed by Chile. The rest of the countries export insignificant amounts.

CountryTons
The United States6,549
Chile3,420
Belarus240
Lituania202
Macedonia150
Belgium-Luxembourg129
The Netherlands107
Azerbaijan39
Turkey38
Italy24

Source: FAO Trade Yearbook, 1998
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