Peru will be bringing its biggest-ever delegation to Fruit Logistica 2020, the world’s most important fruit and vegetable trade fair, with 36 exhibitors, including the leading producers’ and export associations, plus more than 400 business people from eight Peruvian regions, according to PROMPERÚ.
With a pavilion of 520 square metres, the Peruvian delegation expects to hold some 1,200 working meetings with representatives from every corner of the world, including producers, packers, exporters, and suppliers of machinery and consumables for the agricultural industry. Now in its eighteenth year of participation, the country also expects to welcome some 15,000 visitors during the three-day event.
“Peru boasts a tremendous fresh produce offering that the world is still getting to know. We are one of the world’s leading food suppliers and thanks to the involvement of Peruvian business people – of whom 38% are taking part for the first time – we will be consolidating our presence at the trade fair,” noted the executive president of PROMPERÚ, Luis Torres.
The fair will showcase Peru’s leading products on the international stage, most notably asparagus, cranberries, avocados, mandarins and grapes, from regions such as Piura, Tumbes, La Libertad, Junín, Ica, Ayacucho, Cerro de Pasco, Tacna, Lambayeque, Apurímac, Huancavelica, Áncash, Arequipa and Moquegua.
Food for the World
Peru is known worldwide as the larder of a huge range of products. Its biodiversity, thanks to several different climate zones, enables the country to produce a wide variety of top quality produce, a fact that is enjoying increasing recognition on international markets.
Of these international markets, Europe is crucial for Peru as it is the second biggest destination for the country’s fruit and vegetable exports, accounting for 37% of all exports in 2019. Europe is a market that spends more than US$98,000 million globally on fruit and vegetables, and at present Peru accounts for just over 2.3% of that total.
Agricultural exports are the second biggest currency earner for Peru. Since 2000, the country’s export figures have experienced exponential growth, rising from US$700 million to US$7,000 million and positioning Peru as a key trading partner for international markets.
The most recent published reports on exports from Peru between January and November 2019 reveal that this export dynamic continues to rise. Exports of avocados grew to US$741 million (+3%), followed by cranberries with figures in excess of US$733 million (+54%) and grapes, with a total export figure of US$599 million (+11%).
Other agricultural products to enjoy significant export growth in 2019 were fresh asparagus, which reached US$349 million (+3%), and onions, at US$76 million (+23%).
The Peruvian export offering at Fruit Logistica can be found at Pavilion 25 B14.
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