According to the president of the consulting firm Inform@ccion, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, Peru exported 11,223,523 kilos of pomegranates during the first quarter of this year, i.e. 10% more than in the same period of 2020.
9,588,634 kilos or 85.4% of the Peruvian pomegranates exported between January and March 2021 were destined for Europe. North America was the second most important market for this fruit with 1,129,803 kilos. It was followed by Asia with 302,765 kilos, Africa with 166,786 kilos, and Latin America with 35,533 kilos.
The main pomegranate-producing areas in Peru are Ica, whose campaign begins in April, and Arequipa, whose season begins in February.
In 2020, Peru exported a total of 36,561,233 kilos of fresh pomegranates, i.e. 9.1% less volume than in 2019.
Last year, the main destinations for this fruit were: Europe with 26,977,804 kilos, Asia with 5,690,637 kilos, North America with 2,851,365 kilos, Africa with 729,125 kilos, and Latin America with 312,299 kilos, Cilloniz stated.