Peruvian mandarins are getting closer to entering the Indian market. Sergio del Castillo, the general manager of the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (Procitrus), said that the technical procedures for their entry had already been concluded and only the administrative procedures were missing.
The National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) and Procitrus were working to achieve the entry of mandarins to the Philippines and Vietnam, he added. The country has also submitted an application for entry to Thailand. "Vietnam is quite interesting because it is Asia's third-biggest importing country of fresh fruit," he said.
According to the Institute for Research and Development of Foreign Trade of Lima's Chamber of Commerce (Idexcam), Peru exported a record 244,783 tons of citrus for 262 million dollars in 2020, i.e. 37% more than in 2019.
In turn, mandarin exports totaled 250.4 million dollars, i.e. 36% more than in the previous year.
Shipments of this product increased in 11 markets. The main destination was the United States, which had a 52% increase (125.3 million dollars). It was followed by the Netherlands, which registered a growth of 19% (25 million dollars); Canada, with 15% more (17.8 million dollars); China, with an increase of 40% (15.7 million dollars); and Russia, with 90% increase (13.2 million dollars).
According to Procitrus, this year citrus exports are expected to increase by 15% over the previous year reaching 280,000 tons.
Source: Peru 21 / agraria.pe