Mandarin consolidated its leading role in Peru's agro-export basket in 2020. It broke previous records and allowed Peru to become the sixth biggest exporter of this fruit in the world, only behind Spain, China, Morocco, Turkey, and South Africa.
This, in a year in which mandarins were expected to have a slow campaign and grow less than 5%. However, the impact of the pandemic on consumer habits increased global demand for this product by 8% in volume when compared to 2019. As a result, Peruvian shipments of this fruit widely exceeded forecasts, increased by 30%, and totaled 234 million dollars.
Peru exported its mandarins to 35 countries. The United States was the main destination, with a 50% share, followed by the United Kingdom, with a 12% share.
The increase in exports allowed the mandarin to become the country's seventh most important agricultural export product, with a 3% share, displacing cocoa.
The leading exporters of this product were Consorcio de Productores de Fruta SA, with a 25% stake, and Procesadora Laran SAC, with 20%.