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Grape, blueberry, avocado, and mango exports stood out

In the first quarter of the year, Peruvian agricultural exports increased by 8.7%

In the first three months of 2024, Peruvian agricultural traditional and non-traditional exports amounted to $2.388 billion, i.e. 8.7% more over the same period of 2023, according to the Peruvian Association of Exporters (ADEX).

Agribusiness (with added value) reached $2.209 billion, achieving a 92.4% share and a 5.9% increase. Claudia Solano Oré, the union's Agro-exports manager, welcomed the announcement made by Angel Manero, the head of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), who informed that the Executive would present a proposal for a new Agrarian Promotion Law.

"It's a very important initiative. Law No. 27360, which has been repealed, was fundamental to the development of the sector, which until a few years ago grew in double digits. It helped diversify the basket, reach new markets, and generate formal and decentralized jobs," she stated.

As part of the work to promote these shipments, she added, ADEX has carried out a series of activities, such as the FDA Summit (in Lima and Trujillo), the 22nd Agro-Exporter Lunch (Lima), and last week the Ginger Week (Satipo, Junín). Furthermore, Expoalimentaria 2024, the continent's most important food and beverage fair, will be held in September.

The main (non-traditional) agro-industrial products were grapes ($449,328,000, despite a 28.7% contraction), blueberries ($341,259,000 and +119.2%), avocados ($218,000,000 and +65%), mangoes ($189,336,000 and +2%), and other cocoa beans ($78,000,000 and 108.4%).

According to data from the ADEX Data Trade Commercial Intelligence System, the country also exported fresh and refrigerated asparagus, other fresh fruits, other preparations for animal feed, paprika, bananas, mango, quinoa, onions, ginger, and sweet cookies, among other products.

Primary agricultural exports increased by 59.4% and totaled $179,485,000. The most outstanding export products were non-decaffeinated and non-roasted coffee ($155,372,000), other refined cane or beet sugars (13 857,000 dollars), fine, ordinary alpaca, or llama wool ($2,595,000), whole bovine hides ($2,087,000) and cane molasses ($1,758,000).

Destination markets
In the first quarter of the year, Peru exported its (traditional and non-traditional) agricultural supply to 115 markets. The main destination markets were the USA ($791 million), the Netherlands ($367 million), Spain ($151 million), Mexico ($120 million), and Chile ($91 million), which increased their demand by 8.4%, 19.7%, 27.5%, 2.1%, and 18.3%, respectively.

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