In 2019, Peru's fruit and vegetable shipments accounted for 74.2% of total non-traditional agro-industrial exports, these numbers being up 10.8% and 2.9% respectively
According to a statement from the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) on Monday, last year, fruit sales amounted to US$3.535 billion. Grapes (US$874 million) were the main item, up 8% and accounting for 24.7% of the total.
"Grapes were followed by blueberries, whose sales totaled more than US$824.8 billion and posted an increase of 50.9%. If this growth continues, it would not be surprising that blueberries become the most important agro-export product this year," the guild stressed.
Within this framework, the other most demanded products were avocados (US$752 million), mangoes, and bananas, among others.
Peru's top export markets were the United States (US$1.403 billion) and the Netherlands (US$800 million), which together represented 62.3% of these shipments.
In addition, the other countries holding leading positions in the ranking, due to their FOB value, were the United Kingdom, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Canada, South Korea, Chile, Russia, among others.