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Blueberry, Raspberry Per Capita Availability at Retail is Surging

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Per-capita availability of U.S. fresh blueberries and raspberries at the retail level has more than doubled in the past decade, according to USDA data.

From 2010 to 2019, per-capita availability of blueberries at retail has grown from 1 pound to 2.1 pounds, a twofold-plus gain.  During the same period, per-capita retail availability of raspberries has also more than doubled, from 0.3 pounds in 2010 to 0.80 pounds in 2019.

Strawberries still represent the most widely consumed fresh berry, with the USDA reporting 5.3 pounds retail per capita in 2019.

However, that number is down about 19% from 6.6 pounds in 2010, the USDA said.

Per-capita consumption of blueberries from 2010 to 2019, in pounds, was:

  • 2010: 1.0;
  • 2011: 1.2;
  • 2012: 1.2;
  • 2013: 1.3; 
  • 2014: 1.4;  
  • 2015: 1.5;
  • 2016: 1.6; 
  • 2017: 1.6;
  • 2018: 1.8; and 
  • 2019: 2.1.

Per-capita consumption of fresh raspberries from 2010 to 2019, in pounds, was:

  • 2010: 0.2;
  • 2011: 0.3;
  • 2012: 0.3;
  • 2013: 0.3;
  • 2014: 0.7;
  • 2015: 0.8;
  • 2016: 0.7;
  • 2017: 0.8;
  • 2018: 0.7; and
  • 2019: 0.8.


Per-capita consumption of strawberries from 2010 to 2019, in pounds, was:

  • 2010: 6.6;
  • 2011: 6.8;
  • 2012: 7.4;
  • 2013: 7.4;
  • 2014: 7.3;
  • 2015: 7.1;
  • 2016: 6.8;
  • 2017: 6.3;
  • 2018: 5.9; and
  • 2019: 5.3.

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