During the first semester of 2020, Peru exported 60,670 tons of agro-industrial products to the United Kingdom, a volume that is 11% higher than in the same period of the previous year, according to a recent report prepared by Fresh Fruit.
The avocado was the most demanded fruit by the British market during the first six months of the year, as imports amounted to 24,978 tons (i.e. 42% more than in 2019). "This growth is due to the fact that this is one of the markets that is paying more than $ 2.00 per kilogram," according to the report. The avocado was purchased the most by the Greencell LTD company, with a 47% participation, and the OGL Food Trade GMBH company, with 10%.
The second most demanded Peruvian fruit was the mandarin with 13,129 tons, a volume similar to the one achieved in 2019. In the UK, the mandarin was paid at an average of $ 0.95 per kilo, one of the lowest prices in Europe. In this case, the main buyers were Pacific Produce LTD, with a 44% participation, and AMT LTD, with a 17%.
The third most exported Peruvian fruit was mango, which reached 9,420 tons shipped (19% less than in 2019). In this case, it was paid at $ 0.98 a kilo, which is 10% less than in the main markets. The largest importers included Wealmoor LTD, with a 25% share, and Minor Weil & Willis LTD, with 10%.