USDA Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Grape production Peru forecast to reach 648,000 tons in 2019/2020

Grape production in Peru is forecast to reach 648,000 tons in Marketing Year 2019/2020 (October-September), a three percent increase over the previous year. One variety, Red Globe, dominates production. Domestic consumption of fresh grapes is forecast at 248,000 tons in 2019/2020, relatively unchanged from the previous year. Exports are forecast to reach 402,000 tons in 2019/2020, increasing five percent from the previous year. The United States continued to be the top export market in calendar year 2018, accounting for 33 percent of total exports.

FAS Lima forecasts exports to reach 402,000 tons in 2019/2020, five percent higher than the previous year. The United States was the top export destination in 2018, accounting for 32 percent of total exports. Other important markets are the Netherlands and Hong Kong with 20 and 11 percent of the export market share, respectively. Fresh table grapes are one of the top produce exports by value for Peru ($811 million in 2018). With an average price of $2,706 per tons, prices in the U.S. market were 12 percent higher than the average export price in 2018.

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