Peru's avocado exports increased by almost 100,000 tons in 2020

Peru exported 410,463,231 kilos of avocado in 2020, i.e. 32% or almost 100 million kilos more than the 310,870,326 kilos it exported in 2019, according to data published by Agrodata Peru.

The value of avocado exports didn't increase due to the low prices there were in the international market ($ 1.88 per kilo on average in 2020 compared to $ 2.40 per kilo in 2019) because of the high supply of avocado. As a result, in 2020 Peru's avocado exports totaled 771,696,907 dollars, i.e. only 3.5% higher than the 745,738,773 dollars achieved in 2019.

The main destination markets for Peruvian avocados were the Netherlands, with 256,938,096 dollars and 33% of total exports; The United States, with 166,667,769 dollars and 22% of the total, and Spain, with 130,392,675 dollars and 17% of the total.

They were followed by the United Kingdom, with 61,982,015 dollars (8% of the total); Chile, with 43,213,727 dollars (6% of the total); China, with 25,732,336 dollars (3%); Russia, with $ 20,870,592 (3% of the total); Japan, with 20,862,516 (3%); South Korea, with 11,093,224 dollars (1%); Hong Kong, with 9,333,090 dollars (1%); Canada, with $ 4,664,717 (1%); and Belgium, with 4,381,727 dollars (1%). The rest of the markets amounted to 15,564,422 dollars (2% of the total).

The main avocado exporting companies in Peru in 2020 were: Avocado Packing Company, with 64,321,000 dollars (concentrating 8.3% of the total); Westfalia Fruit Peru, with 61,751,000 dollars (8% of the total); Agricola Cerro Prieto, with 58,111,000 dollars (7.5% of the total); Camposol, with $ 54,672,000 (7% of the total); Agricola Drokasa, with 34,251,000 dollars (4.4% of the total), and Viru, with 30,643,000 dollars (4% of the total), among others.



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