The Association of Agricultural Producer Guilds of Peru (Agap) reported that during November 2019 the country achieved a new fresh blueberry export record when this product became the second product with the highest shipments with a total of 733 million FOB dollars and a 64% growth over the same period of 2018.
Hass avocado remains the first Peruvian export product with shipments worth 743 million dollars and an increase of 2.8%. It is also important to highlight the performance of grape with 599 million dollars (+28%) and citrus with 205 million dollars (+3%).
Even though organic mango and banana exports registered a slight decrease, shipments amounted to 201 million dollars and 140 million dollars, respectively.
The fresh fruits agricultural sub-sector grew by 17.3%, equivalent to 2.739 billion dollars.
The vegetable sector increased by 12.57%, equivalent to 475 million dollars. Asparagus shipments stood out with 349 million dollars (+8%), followed by onion exports with 76 million dollars (+30%), peas exports with 30 million dollars (+28%), and garlic exports with 14 million dollars (+41%).
The main destination markets for both Peruvian fresh fruit and vegetables were North America with 1.384 billion dollars, Europe with 1.298 billion dollars, and Asia with 339 million dollars.