FPC: “Georgian blueberry suppliers target stronger UK links”

  • The United Kingdom’s fresh produce trade association FPC has published an article which reads that Georgia is "home to a promising blueberry production and export sector that is undergoing modern expansion". Photo: FPC.

Review by Mariam Papidze

Economic Editor

Agenda.ge, 24 May 2022, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United Kingdom’s fresh produce trade association FPC has published an article which reads that Georgia is "home to a promising blueberry production and export sector that is undergoing modern expansion". 

The article explains blueberries are the fastest growing berry type in the UK, while Georgian suppliers present "a great opportunity for UK buyers, importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers to strengthen their sourcing of quality blueberries from around the world".

By 2024, over 1,500 hectares of blueberries will be in full production in Georgia, according to growers. That planted area will garner a minimum of 15,000 tonnes of fresh blueberries every year [...] According to data provided by the FPC, berries overall rank second among the top five fresh fruits imported into the UK; growing 7 per cent in volume terms per annum between 2011 and 2020," reads the article. 

The article also provides a snapshot of six companies operating in Georgia who are interested in developing trade links with UK buyers.

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