For the first time in history, Peru expects to be surpassing the sixty million (60mm) boxes of table grapes for worldwide export.
The country is expected to see an organic growth of 9 percent for the upcoming season, diversified in different varieties demanded by world markets, reaching a total of 62.5 million boxes approved to 8.2kg.
Peru is seen as a high-reliability supplier due to the lack of severe weather events. “Our varietal replacement to more attractive varieties and the successful diversification of volume towards the different markets make us strong,” says Manuel Yzaga, Chairman of the Peruvian Table Grapes Producers Association (PROVID).
A strategic contribution to the sector comes from the joint work between SENASA and PROVID in the opening of new markets. The work file for the opening of the Japanese market is progressing; additionally, a trade has been taken to tempt the airway to the Chinese market.
Given that Peru is the second table grape exporter in the world ranking, PROVID is responsible for delivering key information that allows suppliers, markets and other actors to manage volumes in the most sustainable way, compatible with the existing resources and anticipating those that will be needed.
For farmers and packers, the challenge consists of producing good quality grapes and conditions that allow to achieve the best possible economic returns, considering the complex environment in which many industries find themselves due to the global pandemic.
For workers and strategic allies of the sector a call has been made to maintain and exceed the good labor standards the country is known for. “Shipping companies, logistics agents, SENASA, among others, it is important to be able to absorb the growth efficiently and effectively,” Yzaga said.
“It is PROVID’s mission to ensure smooth running of the Peruvian table grape industry. Therefore, we make the first production estimate of the 2021-2022 season available,” Yzaga said. Estimates will be updated throughout the season. He added that PROVID is thankful to all consumers who are willing to pay a price that allows for support of increasing production and shipping costs.
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Jackeline Rosas Roldan
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