The international demand for berries, especially raspberries and blackberries, has boosted Peruvian exports of these fruits. The Foreign Trade and Commerce Research and Development Institute of Lima (IDEXCAM) reported that world imports of blackberries and raspberries in the 20111-2018 period maintained a constant 17% year-on-year growth and that in 2018 the total exported value and volume stood at 2.85 billion dollars and 417,649 tons, respectively.
In the first four months of the year, the value of shipments has risen to $ 19,883, a figure that approaches that of in 2017 ($ 20,000), and that could increase much more by the end of 2019.
Currently, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, and France are the main markets for Peruvian raspberries and blackberries. The United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain are the countries that demand these fruits the most.
Carlos Posada, the executive director of Idexcam, said that the Agreement of Commercial Promotion celebrated between Peru and the United States, which has been in force since 2009, states that raspberry exports to the US are free of tariffs.