Peruvian exports have increased thanks to the high global demand for citrus fruits due to their high content of vitamin C. Between January and the third week of May 2020, Peruvian fresh lemon exports amounted to 7,688 tons worth 5.9 million dollars, i.e. 16% more in volume and 1% more in value over the same period of the previous year.
In January, the average export price was $ 0.86 per kilogram, in February it fell to $ 0.80, in March it continued decreasing and stood at $ 0.73, in April it recovered to reach the annual peak of 0.87 dollars, and in May it hit its lowest point so far, 0.64 dollars per kilo.
The main export destinations were Chile, which accounted for 52% of shipments, Panama (14%), and the United Kingdom (10%).
Source: Fresh Fruit / agraria.pe