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Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports continue to increase

According to the Agricultural Export Management of the Association of Exporters of Peru (Adex), in 2019, shipments of fruits and vegetables accounted for 74.2% of non-traditional agro-industrial shipments, increasing by 10.8% and 2.9% respectively.

Last year, fruit exports totaled 3,535,793,000 dollars, with grapes being the first export product (874,539,000 dollars), with a growth of 8% and a 24.7% share, followed by blueberries, with more than 824,813,000 dollars and a growth of 50.9%.

They were followed by avocado exports ($ 752,160,000), mango and banana, among others, according to the figures provided by the exporting guild.

The markets that demanded these foods were the United States (1,403,163,000 dollars) and the Netherlands (800,957,000 dollars), which together accounted for 62.3% of these shipments. Shipments to the United Kingdom, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Canada, South Korea, Chile, and Russia, among other markets, also stood out.

The leading fruit companies were Camposol, Agricola Cerro Prieto, Hortifrut-Peru, Consortium of Fruit Producers, Agroindustrial Beta Complex, El Pedregal, Drokasa Agricultural Society, and the Avocado Packing Company.

Adex reported that vegetable shipments in 2019 totaled $ 1,152,539,000. These exports were led by fresh asparagus with $ 399,861,000 and a 34.6% share. Other important products were canned asparagus, artichoke, onion, and bell pepper.

The first two destinations for Peruvian vegetables were the United States and Spain, which together accounted for 66.2% of shipments.

The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Chile, and Japan also stood out for their export value. Peru also exported its vegetables to other markets, such as Ecuador, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Australia, Bolivia, and Denmark.

According to the Adex Data Trade Commercial Intelligence System, the top-ten leading vegetable export companies were Danper Trujillo, Viru, Gandules INC, Beta Agribusiness Complex, Green Peru, Drokasa Agricultural Society, Ecosac Agrícola, Santa Sofia del Sur, Floridablanca, and IQF of Peru.



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