Peru's agricultural exports exceeded $ 5.8 billion

Between January and September of this year, Peruvian agro-exports (traditional and non-traditional) amounted to 5.804 billion dollars, i.e. 19.7% more than in the same period of 2020, stated the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

According to the union, even though the figures show a positive trend, it is important to have a stable legal framework that promotes investments to guarantee their fluidity in the medium and long term and to strengthen joint work with the public sector.

As part of its work to support the members of the agro-export chain, ADEX promotes training and promotional events such as Expoalimentaria, which in its 2021 edition had the support of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Midagri, and the Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism (PromPerú).

ADEX also participates in a variety of working groups to promote products -such as capsicum and passion fruit, among others- and supports the work of the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) that seeks to facilitate the entry of the agricultural supply to new markets.

The figures are good and the interest of international buyers in the national supply is clear. However, Peruvian exporters are deeply concerned about the increase in maritime freight, which has increased greatly (in some cases it has even increased fivefold).

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Non-traditional agro exports totaled 5.4 billion dollars, i.e. 21.8% over the same period of last year. They were led by avocado exports (1.054 billion dollars), which accounted for 19.5% of all non-traditional agro exports, and were followed by blueberry exports (608 million) and grape exports (528.4 million).

The products that had the highest growth in the top 20 were avocados (+41.1%), blueberries (+40.4%), other preparations used to feed animals (+29.6%), pomegranates (+28.4%), and canned bell pepper (+27.4%).

Peru exported its products to 133 countries. The main destination was the US with 1.742 billion dollars, (+17.2%). It was followed by the Netherlands with 935.7 million dollars (+22.8%), Spain with $ 386 million, Chile with $ 278.6 million, and the United Kingdom with $ 231.5 million.

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