Peruvian agro-exports increased by 50% in April, totaling 526 million dollars compared to the 350 million registered during the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri).
Traditional agricultural exports reached 13 million dollars (+ 23% compared to last year), while non-traditional exports totaled 513 million (+ 51%).
The main non-traditional products exported were fresh avocados (28% share), other fresh fruits (5.3%), fresh asparagus (4.1%), and frozen mangoes (3.8%).
Other outstanding products were bananas - including fresh Cavendish Valery type bananas - (2.7%), fresh mangoes (2.7%), mandarins - including tangerines and satsumas - (2.3%), prepared asparagus ( 2.2%), and artichokes (1.5%).
The non-traditional products that registered positive growth in their export value in April were fresh avocados with 144 million dollars (+62% growth), other fresh fruits with 27 million dollars (+59% ), fresh asparagus with 21 million dollars (+164%), and fresh mangoes with 14 million dollars (+70%).
In the first four months of the year, agricultural exports totaled 2.274 billion dollars, i.e. 16.5% more than in the same period of 2020.
The main products exported in that period were fresh grapes with 473 million dollars (21% share), fresh avocados with 264 million (12%), and fresh mangoes with 222 million dollars (10%).
The main destination countries for Peruvian agricultural exports were the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, Hong Kong, Ecuador, China, England, Mexico, and Germany.