Between January and August 2019, Peruvian agricultural exports grew by 5.3%, mainly driven by fresh fruits and vegetables, which registered an increase of 6.8% over the same period of 2018, according to data provided by the Association of Agricultural Producer Guilds of Peru (AGAP).
Fresh fruit exports increased by 6.6%. They were led by Hass avocado exports, which were worth 702 million dollars, followed by grape with 362 million, mango with 185 million dollars, citrus fruits with 180 million, blueberry with 174 million, organic banana with 107 million, pomegranate with 66 million, and Brazil nut with 25 million dollars.
The main destination markets for the country's fresh fruits were the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, China, and Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, vegetable exports increased by 7.7%. Asparagus had a growth equivalent to 213 million dollars, followed by onions with 29.4 million, fresh peas with 14 million, garlic with 8 million dollars, and capsicums with 600,000 dollars.
During this period, Peruvian vegetables arrived mainly in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, and Ecuador.
Products such as coffee, cocoa, and ginger registered shipments of 263 million, 192 million, and 23 million dollars, respectively. In addition, the pecan, one of the emblematic products of the Ica region, grew by 114%, exceeding 4 million dollars in exports.