Argentinian lime exports increased

Argentina exported 280,000 tons of lime valued at 227 million dollars in 2013. This volume is 73.2% more than what was exported in 2003 and 45.9% more than in 2009. Exports of fresh lime in 2013 recorded an annual increase of 12.9%, equivalent to an increase of $26 million in sales.

Tucuman was the main exporting province concentrating more than 87% of the total amount, followed by Salta with 5.6% and Jujuy with 2.4%. The main export destinations in 2013 were the Netherlands, with 21.3% and over $ 48 million dollars in sales, followed by Spain, 16.3% and 37 million dollars, and Russia, with 14.7%, and more than 33 million dollars.

According to data from FAO, Argentina is the fourth largest producer of lime with 1,300,000 tons, behind China, India and Mexico. It is also the fourth biggest exporter, behind Spain, Mexico and Turkey. The country only exports 20% of its total domestic production.

Fundacion Exportar, the export promotion agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, coordinates the Argentine Pavilion in over 250 international exhibitions around the world; one of which was the recently finished Fruit Logistica 2014. In it, the agency had a 713 square meter pavilion, where 42 Argentine companies exhibited their products and held meetings with partners interested in them. Among the products exhibited, the most representative fruits were limes, pears, apples, blueberries and other citrus fruits.

Source: Fundacion Exportar Argentina

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