Up until July 18, Peru has exported 81,000 tons of mandarin in the 2021 campaign, i.e. 14% more than in the same period of the previous campaign, according to the president of the consulting firm inform@cción Fernando Cilloniz Benavides.
Exports of early mandarin varieties, where satsumas (Okitzu and Owari) stand out, have already concluded and the country is currently dispatching the mid-season varieties, such as clementines, and the late varieties, among which W. Murcott and Tango stand out.
According to Cilloniz, the country exported 5,182,639 kilos in April; 13,219,884 kilos in May; 32,770,240 kilos in June, and 30,101,940 kilos in the first 18 days of July.
The average price of the fruit in the international market ranged between 1.07 and 1.08 dollars per kilogram, a higher value than the one recorded in the last two seasons (2019 and 2020).
The main markets for the Peruvian mandarins are the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Russia, and China, among others.
"2020 was a record year for Peruvian fresh mandarin exports and this year the country will break that record," Cilloniz projected.