Peruvian exports continue to rise, especially in products such as blueberries, with an increase of 54% more in 2019 compared to the previous year.
“Peru has a great offer of fresh products that the world is knowing. We are one of the leading food suppliers in the world and thanks to the participation of Peruvian entrepreneurs - of which 38% participate for the first time - we will consolidate our presence in this fair,” highlighted the executive president of PROMPERÚ, Luis Torres.Agro exports are the number two currency generator for Peru.
Since 2000, its export figures have experienced an exponential increase, from US $ 700 million to US $ 7 billion, thus positioning itself as a key commercial ally for international markets.
The latest published reports, carried out by Peru between January and November 2019, reveal that the export trend continues to rise. Avocado exports grew to US $ 741 million (+ 3%), followed by blueberries with figures above US $ 733 million (+ 54%) or grapes, with a total export figure of US $ 599 million (+ 11%).
Other agri-food products with outstanding export growth in 2019 were fresh asparagus, which reached US $ 349 million (+ 3%), and onions, with US $ 76 million (+ 23%).