However, fresh fruit export volumes, which during the period at hand reached 416,200 tonnes, saw a 0.2% reduction (-898 tonnes) compared to 2011.
The fewer volumes sold of fresh mango (-35.7%) and frozen mango (-9%) had the biggest impact on the overall decrease.
The reason for this is the 61.4% fall in mango production between January and August this year, as the flowering and fruiting processes were affected by unseasonal weather in Piura and Lambayeque.
Of the total value of agricultural exports recorded between January and August 2012 (2,614.3 million dollars), Peruvian fresh fruit represents 22.2%, which is 2% higher than last year.
The main destinations for Peruvian fruit are the Netherlands, the United States, Spain, Germany and Belgium.