Hong Kong has always been a great market for fresh US blueberries. Now, Hong-Kongers are turned on to dried blueberries. Check out the recent dried blueberry promotion at Manning's -- a large variety store chain. Now -- that's a lot of blueberries being sold in a drug store!
Hong Kong consumers are turning to dried blueberries as a snack and gifting item during festivals. Some may end up in Mainland China but a lot is staying in the territory of 7.3 million. In 2016 1,4 million kg were shipped to Hong Kong. That's 3.2 million lbs. When you factor that it takes 3.5 lbs of frozen blueberries to create each lb of dried blueberries -- this brings the HK total to: 8 million lbs of US blueberries flowing to HK in this channel!