The president of the consulting firm Inform@cción, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, said the pandemic hadn't stopped Peru from exporting a historical 405,000 tons of avocados in 2020, i.e. 30% more than in 2019. According to Benavides, avocado shipments in the current campaign totaled $ 752,666,553, a figure that was almost identical to the $ 752,160,401 achieved in the previous campaign due to the decrease in prices registered in 2020.
In January the country exported a total of 2,500,000 kilos, in February 7,403,247 kilos, in March 23,126,948 kilos, in April 47,073,709 kilos, in May 89,408,454 kilos, in June 93,345,347 kilos, in July 82,543 .405 kilos, in August 51,574,052 kilos, in September 8,000,000 kilos, and in October (up until Sunday, October 25) 953,636 kilos.
The Netherlands was the main destination for Peruvian avocados with 135,146,633 kilos, i.e. 33.3% of the total. It was followed by the United States, with 79,999,790 kilos; Spain, with 71,534,684 kilos; Chile, with 34,437,944 kilos, and the United Kingdom, with 33,464,470 kilos.
"Chile has already surpassed the United Kingdom as a destination for Peruvian avocados and it has positioned itself as the fourth destination market, concentrating 8.5% of Peruvian avocados exports," stated the president of Inform@cción.
Peru's main avocado exporters in the 2020 campaign were Avocado Packing Company with 36,031,173 kilos, Camet Trading with 32,320,649 kilos, Camposol with 28,381,563 kilos, Agricola Cerro Prieto with 28,203,876 kilos, and Sociedad Agrícola Drokasa with 17,321,775 kilos, among others.