Piura has exported more than 6,000 tons of lemons so far in 2020

The Peruvian region of Piura has exported 6,368.29 tons of lemon so far in 2020. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, the main consumer of this citrus is Chile, a country that concentrates more than 70% of Piura's total exports.

It is closely followed by Panama, which in turn is followed by Belgium, Canada, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany.

According to the National Agricultural Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa), Piura's lemon exports have progressively increased since 2017. That year, 6,054.25 tons of lemon were certified. In 2018, the country certified 10,115 metric tons and in 2019 it certified 12,088.

Lemon cultivation in Piura is carried out on 18,353 hectares. The main producing valleys are: San Lorenzo (Piura province) with 10,696 hectares, Chira (Sullana province) with 4,448 hectares, and Chulucanas (Morropon province) with 1,453 hectares.



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