According to data from the consulting firm Inform@cción, Peru exported 18,587,403 kilos of mandarin in the first two months of this year's campaign (April and May), i.e. 30.2% more than the 14,276,502 kilos it shipped in the same months of 2020.
The president of Inform@cción, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, stated that the country had exported 5,251,439 kilos in April and 13,335,964 kilos in May. In the same months of last year, the country exported 6,518,612 kilos and 7,757,890 kilos, respectively.
By the 14th of June, Peru had dispatched 11,495,860 kilos. In all June of last year, the country shipped a total of 25,555,048 kilos.
"The start of the campaign has been auspicious, but we'll only know how good it was in July when the season peaks," stated Cilloniz Benavides.
This growth in the first two months of the campaign is explained by the productive increase of the group of the early mandarin varieties like the Satsuma, among which the Okitsu and Owari stand out, he added.