Peruvian ginger exports registered remarkable growth in 2020. According to the Association of Agricultural Producers Guilds of Peru (AGAP), last year the country shipped 50,000 tons of ginger, 115% more than in 2019, for 106 million dollars, i.e. 156% more than in the previous year.
The main markets were: the United States ($ 42 million), the Netherlands ($ 39 million), Spain ($ 6 million), and Canada ($ 5 million).
Gabriel Amaro, the executive director of AGAP, said that 32,500 tons corresponded to organic ginger, 15,400 tons to fresh conventional ginger, and 2,000 tons to dehydrated ginger.
Amaro said that they hoped to replicate the results achieved in 2020 this year.
According to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), in 2020 Peru became the world's fourth-biggest exporter of ginger and the sixth producer with the highest yield per hectare worldwide. More than 90% of the country's ginger is grown in the region of Junin, which has the best ecological conditions to grow this product, in the provinces of Chanchamayo and Satipo. Ginger is grown in the districts of Pichanaki, Satipo, San Martin de Pangoa, and Mazamari, which are located in the Apurimac River Valley, Ene, and Mantaro (Vraem).
Source: agraria.pe / Perú 21