Peru's agriculture has boomed for a little more than 20 years, a period of time in which the country positioned itself as one of the world's leading exporters of blueberries, asparagus, grapes, mangoes, organic banana, and ginger, among other products.
Agriculture has been playing a fundamental role in the Peruvian economy and in the social development of the country. Agriculture is the country's second export sector and the highest creator of jobs in the country, impacting on the reduction of poverty, with the largest Economically Active Population that includes millions of farmers, mostly from small productive units.
The international market is nowadays the natural market for modern Peruvian agriculture and 2020 was no exception. During the past year, Peruvian agro-exports grew by 6% over 2019, amounting to nearly 7.5 billion dollars. The European Union and North America are the main destinations for Peruvian agro-exports. In 2020, Peruvian agro-exports to the EU amounted to more than 2.7 billion dollars.
Peruvian agro-exports to Spain have had an impressive 23% annual average growth, going from 83 million dollars in 2000 to 237 million in 2010 and 454 million in 2020. 17% of all Peruvian agro-exports to the European Union entered through Spanish ports and airports, making Spain an important gateway for Peruvian agricultural products. The Port of Algeciras was the main port of entry for the Peruvian products
Spain is the target market for hundreds of Peruvian agro-export companies that provide agricultural products of the highest quality, such as Hass avocado, piquillo pepper, asparagus, grapes, artichokes, mangoes, paprika, onions, blueberries, ginger, or citrus, among many other products.
Source: Peru's Chamber of Commerce in Spain (CCPE) / agraria.pe