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Peru could become the world's second-biggest exporter of avocado in 2020

Peru is on its way to become the world's second-biggest exporter of avocado this year thanks to the increase in avocado exports it had in January, a period in which shipments shipped abroad increased by 70.3% over the same month of 2019 and amounted to $ 3,623,000, according to the latest information from the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

In this context, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) through Agro Rural and Sierra and Selva Exportadora, in coordination with ADEX, organized the ExpoPalta 2020 business conference, which will be held in the business union's Auditorium on March 12.

This event will bring together about 35 avocado producers (of the Hass and Fuerte varieties) from the regions of Junin, Ayacucho, Apurimac, Lima, Huancavelica, and La Libertad with the aim of promoting capacity building, opening up new national and international markets, and contributing to new business opportunities.

It should be noted that in 2018 Peru was the third-biggest exporter of avocados, after Mexico and the Netherlands.

In recent years (January-December figures), the avocado has positioned itself in the top five of the Peruvian agribusiness basket. Last year - for example - it ranked third, concentrating 11.9% of total value-added agricultural exports, after grapes and blueberries.

Last January Peru dispatched avocado to ten destinations. The main ones were the Netherlands ($ 1,728,000) and Russia ($ 1,089,000), which together accounted for 78% of the total and grew by 103.9% and 154.2%, respectively.

Other destinations were Spain (612 million dollars), China, and Aruba. The country also exported avocados to Italy, the US, Germany, Canada, and South Korea.

According to the ADEX Data Trade Commercial Intelligence System, 24 companies exported this product. The leading exporters were Agrocosta Peru SAC, Profrutos Peru EIRL, Agrocrop Santa SAC, Peruvian Fruits Nature SAC, Sterling Peru SAC, Empresa Agro Export Ica SAC, Checcobamba SAC, and Agricola Campoverde Peru SAC



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