Peruvian frozen strawberry exports registered a considerable increase in 2020 over the previous year. The country exported 19,957,374 kilos worth 38,123,974 dollars which is 23.2% more volume and 27.7% more value than in the previous year, according to data presented by the president of the Inform@cción consulting firm, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides.
The main destination for Peru's frozen strawberries in 2020 was North America, with 17,572,760 kilos worth $ 33,409,546, accounting for 88% of the total volume shipped and 87.6% of the total value.
It was followed by Asia, with 1,462,197 kilos and 3,023,253 dollars; Latin America, with 602,775 kilos and 1,070,677 dollars; Europe, with 312,631 kilos and 608,907 dollars, and Oceania, with 7,009 kilos and 11,589 dollars.
During the first quarter of 2021, Peru exported 6,163,167 kilos of frozen strawberries for $ 11,998,244. "2021 has started strong and we hope it continues like this all year," Cilloniz said.
The main destinations during the first three months of this year were: North America, with 4,910,063 kilos and $ 9,433,871; Asia, with 937,345 kilos and 1,980,057 dollars; Latin America, with 232,355 kilos and 434,343 dollars; Oceania, with 57,001 kilos and 102,170 dollars, and Europe, with 26,401 kilos and 47,801 dollars.