According to a report by Fresh Fruit, Peru exported 25,713 tons of oranges for 11 million dollars between January 1 and October 26, which represents a 37% increase in volume and a 57% increase in value over the same period of 2019. These figures have allowed the country to position itself in the World's Top 20 orange exporters, and suggest that the country's orange exports will reach 13 million dollars by the end of 2020.
The main destinations for Peruvian oranges in the analyzed period were the United Kingdom with a 62% share, the Netherlands with 25%, Sweden with 4%, and the United States with a 3% share.
Exports to the United Kingdom increased by 16% over the same period of 2019, totaling 17,058 tons (+ 103%) worth 8 million dollars (+ 149%). The price of the Peruvian orange stood at 0.45 dollars per kilogram (+ 22%).
The good reception that the Peruvian fruit has had allowed Peru to position itself as the British market's fourth-biggest orange supplier, displacing Morocco and Germany. It is worth mentioning that the main suppliers during this period were Spain, Egypt, and South Africa, with a combined 85% share.
In the Netherlands, orange imports grew by 32%. Peruvian orange shipments to that destination totaled 6,466 tons (-12%) worth 3 million dollars (+ 10%), at an average price of 0.44 dollars per kilogram (+ 25%).
Despite the contraction in supply, Peru managed to position itself as the Netherlands ' eleventh orange supplier, displacing France. The Netherlands' main orange suppliers were South Africa and Egypt, with a combined 66% share.
During the analyzed period, Sweden increased its imports by 22%. Peru shipped 912 tons (+ 121%) for 400,000 dollars (+ 198%), and an average price of 0.45 dollars per kilogram (+ 35%).
In this destination, Peru positioned itself as the twelfth orange supplier, displacing Mexico. The main suppliers were Spain and Egypt, with a combined 52% share.
The United States was the market in which Peruvian shipments grew the most, as this country's imports increased by 19% during the analyzed period. In this market, Peruvian orange exports totaled 681 tons (+ 250%) worth 700,000 dollars (+ 346%). The United States paid one of the highest prices for the fruit: 0.98 dollars per kilogram (+ 27%).
The good reception that this citrus fruit had there allowed Peru to position itself as the US market's ninth-biggest supplier, displacing Spain. Chile and Mexico were the main suppliers for this market ranking with a combined 72% share.