The latest data released by Adex show that Peru’s total export value of agricultural products in 2020 will be 7.487 billion U.S. dollars, showing an increase of 6% year-on-year. Products are exported to 140 markets, with the United States being the largest buyer and Mainland China and Hong Kong among the top 10. Adex contributed the achievement to the country’s “Ley de Promoción Agraria” policy, which created job opportunities, reduced poverty, and made Peru an important food producer.
The United States is the largest buyer of Peruvian agricultural products, with exports valued at US$2.45 billion, followed by the Netherlands and Spain. Exports to the United Kingdom and Ecuador also performed well. The other top ten markets include Chile, Mainland China, Colombia, Hong Kong, and Canada.
The total export value of agricultural products amounted to US$6.763 billion, showing an increase of 7% over 2019 and accounting for 90.3% of total agricultural exports. The main export product is grape, with an export value of US$1.045 billion, accounting for 15.5% of the total export value and showing a year-on-year increase of 19.1%. Blueberry followed closely with US$997 million, accounting for 14.8% of the total, showing an increase of 22.5% year-on-year. Avocado comes next, whose sales increased by 31% but export value decreased by 0.07%. This was due to the high production in Mexico and California, which led to a decline in prices. Fresh asparagus (US$380 million, down 4.9% year-on-year) and fresh mango (US$272 million, up 4.5% year-on-year) take up the fourth and fifth places.
Source: Fruit Critic