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From January to May
Peru: Fruit and vegetable exports grew by 29%
Peruvian agricultural exports between January and May of this year amounted to US $ 2.28 billion, i.e. 20% more than the US $ 1.893 billion achieved in the same period of 2017.
This was pointed out by the Association of Agricultural Producers' Associations of Peru (AGAP), which stressed that this sector continued to be the second most important export sector in the country, after mining.
Fresh fruit and vegetables
The agricultural association stressed that the fresh fruit and vegetables export subsector led the growth of agricultural exports in the first five months of 2018, as they increased by 29% when compared to the same period of the previous year.
The countries that received the highest exports of fresh fruits and vegetables from Peru were the Netherlands with US $371 million (+47%), the United States with US $337 million (+13%), Spain with US $93 million (+49%), the United Kingdom with US $77 million (27%), South Korea with US $50 million (+178%), Hong Kong with US $48 million (+6%), China with US $34 million (+31%), Russia with US $23 million (+30%), Chile with US $20 million (+116%), and Canada with US $19 million (+25%).
Fresh fruits exports increased by 33%, which is equivalent to US $1.061 billion, and were led by exports of fresh grapes with US $303 million (+29%), avocado with US $284 million (+22%), mango US $202 million (+47), organic banana with US $77 million (+17%), pomegranate with US $66 million (+12%), blueberry with US $50 million (+233%), citrus fruits with US $37 million (31%) and Brazil nuts with US $33 million (+99%).
The main destination continents for fresh Peruvian fruits were Europe with US $562 million, North America with US $289 million, Asia with US $153 million, South America with US $26 million, and Central America with US $23 million.
Meanwhile, fresh vegetables exports increased by 2% over the same period of last year. Asparagus exports stood out with US $ 103 million; onion exports amounted to US $16 million, garlic exports to US $3 million, and capsicum exports to US $1 million.
The main destinations for these products were the North American continent with US $67 million, followed by Europe with US $45 million, South America with US $9 million, and Asia and Oceania with US $2 million each.
Publication date: 7/11/2018
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