The Association of Agricultural Producers' Associations of Peru (AGAP) has published a report on fresh fruit and vegetable exports in the first five months of the year. In this period, agricultural exports amounted to 1.222 billion dollars. Europe, North America, and Asia were the three main markets of destination with 513 million dollars, 447 million, and 172 million dollars, respectively.
The main export products grapes with 357 million dollars (+18%), avocado with 278 million (-2%), and mango with 179 million (-11%). Blueberry and citrus exports grew by 69% and 9%, respectively, when compared to the first five months of 2018.
Exports of organic bananas decreased by 8%, as shipments amounted to 71 million dollars, compared to 77 million the year before.
Shipments of asparagus amounted to 100 million dollars (-3%), while exports of other vegetable products increased. Onion shipments increased by 3% and amounted to 16 million dollars, garlic exports grew by 104% (7 million), and pea exports grew by 80% (2 million). Ginger shipments amounted to 9 million dollars.
The leading exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables during the first five months of 2019 were Ica with 437 million dollars, Piura with 249 million, La Libertad with 194 million, Lima with 140 million, Lambayeque with 112 million, and Ancash with 57 millions of dollars.