The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) reported that Peru’s agro-exports reached US$5,744 million in the January-August 2022 period, a growth of 21.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.
“The country is experiencing an agro-export boom, which contributes to economic growth, generates employment and boosts the national economy, mainly in the interior regions of the country,” said the head of Mincetur, Roberto Sánchez.
In the first eight months of the year, the growth of agricultural exports was mainly due to higher sales of coffee (+204.7%), benefited by its higher price on the international market (+45.9%). Additionally, fruit exports increased 8.4% in the same period of time due to higher sales of blueberries (+70.3%), grapes (+13.5%) and Tahiti lemon (+78.8%).
The main destinations of national agricultural exports were the United States (34% of the total), the European Union (29%), the United Kingdom (4%) and Ecuador (4%).
The head of the Mincetur revealed that seeing the trend of Peruvian agro-exports, it is estimated that at the end of 2022 they would be around US$ 10,000 million, thus reaching the highest value in history and noting a growth of more than 10% compared to the same period. from the previous year.