According to data provided by the Association of Pomegranate Producers of Peru (ProGranada), in the first half of 2019, the country exported 38,951 tons of Wonderful pomegranate, i.e.13% more than in the same period of 2018.
The Wonderful pomegranate variety was shipped to more than 30 countries. The main destination markets were the Netherlands with 50.9%, Russia with 16.9%, and the United Kingdom with 8.4%.
The general manager of ProGranada, Sandro Farfan, said that the association of producers and the National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa) were working to enter more than 15 markets, such as Korea, Japan, Mexico and China (whose officials visited the fields and packing plants), in the next campaign.
The main producing regions are Ica, Arequipa, Lambayeque, and Lima with 84.9% of production, while Áncash, Moquegua, and Tacna account for the remaining 13.6%.