Peru exported 215,000 tons of table grapes between October and December 20 of 2020, i.e. 21.5% more than the 177,000 tons it shipped in the same period of the previous year, stated Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, the president of the consulting firm Inform@ccion.
Peru will export more grapes in the 2020/2021 campaign than in the previous campaign, Cilloniz Benavides added.
“We have grown in the year of the pandemic and amidst the protests in Ica (the country's main grape-producing and exporting region) and La Libertad. In addition, it is very likely that there will be a lot of late grape volume in the months of January and February. Consequently, despite all the problems, we'll export more grapes in this season than in the previous one,” he stated.
It's worth recalling that there was an agricultural strike in the country between November 30 and December 3, and another one on December 20, which forced the agro-export companies to stop their production.