Peruvian pomegranate exports had a significant reduction during the month of April 2020. According to Fresh Fruit data, the 10,089 tons sold in that period represent a 33% drop compared to the 15,103 tons that were shipped in the same month of 2019.
The fruit was shipped to 25 different countries in April. The main destinations were the Netherlands (50% participation), Russia (13%), and the United Kingdom (6%).
The main exporting companies were Exportadora Fruticola del Sur SA (13.7%), Agroinversiones Valle and Pampa Perú (8.9%), and Agro Victoria (8.7%).
Aril exports also fall
Sales of pomegranate arils were also down in April. In January, the exported volume was 966 tons, in February it grew to 4,197 tons, in March to 14,787, and in April it fell to 10,100 tons.
The main destination was the Netherlands, which received 47% of the volume shipped. It was followed by Russia (18%) and the United Kingdom (6%).
“The average price in the Dutch market was $ 1.43/kg, which meant an increase of 3%. In the British market it was paid at $ 1.57/kg (4% increase), and in the Russian market the price was $ 1.35/kg (6% drop),” the agency detailed.