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Satsumas, and above all, the tangelo have experienced the biggest falls

The volume of Peruvian fresh mandarin exports decreased by 3.6% in the middle of the campaign

Up to July 4, Peru exported 54,000 tons of fresh mandarins, i.e. 3.6% less than the 56,000 tons it exported in the same period of the 2021 campaign.

In March, the country exported 900,000 kilos. In April it exported 8,084,025 kilos, in May, 12,320,029 kilos, and in June 28,293,784 kilos. In the first 4 days of July, the date of analysis, the country shipped 4,447,376 kilos, stated the president of the Inform@cción consulting firm, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides. He also said that the drop recorded until the middle of the current campaign was not important, but that it showcased that this crop was no longer growing. “Citrus fruits are going through a difficult time,” he said.

Satsumas experienced a 12.1% fall. In the current season that has already ended (March-June), Satsuma's exports reached 29 thousand tons, compared to 33 thousand tons shipped in the same months of the previous season.

"At some point, Satsuma had a very large share in Peru's early mandarins; in recent years, however, it has lost weight compared to other varieties such as Tango and other seedless varieties that surpassed it," he said.

The president of Inform@tion also spoke about the fresh tangelo campaign, which begins in June and ends in August. According to him, the country had gone from shipping 4,810,590 kilos in June of last year to 2,930,520 kilos in June of 2022; a 44% drop in exports. "I think Peru is already leaving the tangelo business, I don't see any chance of it going up again," concluded Fernando Cilloniz.



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