According to data from Agrodata, Peru exported 68,706,693 kilos of fresh onions in the first quarter of the year for a FOB value of 24,564,068 dollars. The main destination was the United States, with placements that amounted to 10,647,440 dollars. It was followed by Spain with $ 9,371,250, Colombia with $ 2,811,379, Chile with $736,740, and Bolivia with $374,752, among others.
Agrodata warned that nearly 12,000 tons were exported to Chile and Bolivia with undervalued prices of $ 0.09 per kilo (S / 0.35 cents per kilo). The same was happening with exports to Colombia, where the vegetable is exported via Ecuador at $ 0.21 per kilo. "A large number of companies have been formed in 2020 and 2021 to export onions to Chile and Bolivia at undervalued prices," the portal stated.
The leading exporting companies are Novoliz SA with sales of $3,763,701, Mentor Service Trade SAC with $3,180,271, Agrícola Miranda SAC with $2,284,552, Agrilor SAC with $2,028,000, Shuman Produce SAC with $1,891,226, Alpa Sweet EIRL with 991,090 dollars, and Agroexportadora Virgen del Carmen with 940,610 dollars, among others.