German fruit imports increased by 14% in the first half of 2020 when compared to the same period of 2019, totaling 6.335 billion dollars. 142 million dollars corresponded to the import of Peruvian products, which had a 5% year-on-year increase. Peru has thus become Germany's 11th biggest fruit supplier, with a 2% share.
In this period, the main fruits imported into Germany were bananas, with a 9% share; almonds with 7%, and oranges with 5%. Orange imports experienced the greatest growth between January and June 2020 (32%), due to its greater vitamin contribution in the context of the pandemic. It is worth mentioning that in 2019 the orange was the seventh most imported product, while grapes ranked third.
The most outstanding Peruvian fruits that Germany imported in this period were the mango with a 29% share, the avocado with a 28% share, and the blueberry with a 10% share. Of these products, the avocado performed the best, as its shipments increased by 34%. Some of the products that did poorly this year were the bananas, with a 9% share, and grapes with an 8% share. German imports of these Peruvian products decreased by 35% and 21%, respectively.
Source: Fresh Fruit / agraria.pe