In Peru, fresh grapes obtained first place as the most agro exported product during November 2021, reaching 218 million dollars. According to the latest data published by the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics of Peru, it is followed by the blueberry with 165 million dollars. It is the two previous fruits plus the sale of mangoes, mainly to the US and the Netherlands, which boosted the growth of the agricultural sector, which increased by 12.5% in November.
The advance of grapes in sales abroad is explained by the decrease in the production of blueberries, which by November 2021 was declining given the end of the season. Despite this, Peruvian blueberries increased their exports by 8.4% compared to November 2021-2020, reaching 165,3 million dollars in 2021. During January-November 2021, shipments of the berry abroad increased by 21.8%.