According to the figures published by the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), in March 2021, Peruvian avocado production totaled 62,744 tons, i.e. 15.2% more than in the same month of the previous year. According to the technical report 'Peru: Departmental Economic Outlook' published by the INEI, this increase is due to the growth in cultivated areas and the appropriate weather conditions, which favored the development of the fruit.
This increase in avocado production was recorded in the departments of Arequipa (165.8%), Huancavelica (42.8%), Junin (36.0%), Lambayeque (29.6%), Ica (27.0 %), Lima (18.9%), and La Libertad (3.0%), which together accounted for 78.4% of the national production.
Production also increased in San Martin (64.1%), Cusco (44.4%), Pasco (25.0%), Huanuco (13.2%), Amazonas (11.0%), Moquegua (4.4%), Tacna (2.9%), Piura (2.0%), and Puno (0.5%).
On the contrary, production decreased in Ayacucho (-36.9%), Cajamarca (-9.4%), Apurimac (-8.7%), Ancash (-2.9%), Ucayali (-0.6 %), and Loreto (-0.3%).