Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, the president of the consulting firm Inform@cción, stated that Peru had exported 196,000 tons of citrus between January and August 2020, including mandarins, oranges, grapefruit, and lemons. Shipments are expected to exceed 200,000 tons by the end of the campaign (which ends in September) surpassing the 196,500 tons of citrus that the country exported in 2019, he added.
Cilloniz said that this year's estimated increase in exports would be supported by higher shipments of mandarin, the country's main citrus fruit export.
The main Peruvian citrus exporter during this period was the Consorcio de Productores de Frutas (CPF), which shipped about 49,600 tons, i.e. 25.3% of the total. This company only exported mandarins.
It was followed by Procesadora Larán with 33,500 tons; Agricola Hoja Redonda with 14,000 tons; Coexa with 10,700 tons; and Asesoría e Inversiones Muva with 9,000 tons, among others.
According to Cilloniz, the main destination markets for Peruvian citrus fruits during the analyzed period were the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Canada, among others.