Although COVID affected consumption and trade around the world, Peruvian agro-exports to the US have increased by 4.7% between January and August to US$1.274 billion. According to the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex), this provides an opportunity for Peruvian food producers.
The main export products to the US were fresh grapes (US$218.8 million - up 31.9%) avocados (US$165 million - down 28.9%), fresh or chilled asparagus (up 6.7%), citrus fruits (up 72.2%) and cranberries (down 16.6%).
Other exported products were mangoes, artichokes, non-frozen prepared or canned vegetables, quinoa, non-crushed and non-ground ginger, onions, bananas, cacao beans, tangerines, paprika and others.
According to Adex Global Business and Economy Research Center (Cien-Adex), food industry exports recorded an annual average growth rate of 13.4% between 2010 and 2019. Therefore, in a bid to increase the presence of Peruvian products in the US market and other top destinations, Adex organizes the 2020 Virtual Expoalimentaria fair, which will be held until November 15 through the B2Peru platform, in which national and international exhibitors promote their export supply to over 500 buyers from the five continents.