Peru: Expoalimentaria likely to reach US$800 million in deals

Pabellón peruano en Seafood Expo Global 2017 en Bruselas, Bélgica

Pabellón peruano en Seafood Expo Global 2017 en Bruselas, Bélgica

13:20 | Lima, Sep. 12.

Expoalimentaria will gather the most varied food offer not only from Peru but also from other areas of the globe, thus generating US$800 million in deals, Peruvian Exporters Association (ADEX) Chairman Juan Varilias projected.

Deemed as Latin America's most important food fair, Expoalimentaria was declared an event of national interest by the Peruvian Government.

Aiming at positioning Peru's exportable offer on the international market, it will bring together over 45,000 visitors from 80 countries to Lima.

"In addition, it is one of the events that contribute to consolidating the food export, which between January and July [2017] reached about US$3.316 billion, a 17% increase over the same period last year," Varilias expressed.

Likewise, he highlighted the private and public sectors' alliance that made said fair possible, as well as the support by the Ministries of Agriculture-Irrigation, Foreign Trade-Tourism, and Foreign Affairs, along with Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).


This year's edition will feature 503 stands. 406 of them will showcase national products, whereas the remaining 97 will display foreign goods.

In this sense, the event will gather renowned firms, producers, and small exporters.

Peruvian products such as mangoes, grapes, coffee, cacao, quinoa, maca, avocados, and asparagus will be showcased at the fair.

Expoalimentaria will also see the presence of delegations from Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.

It must be noted that main foreign buyers will come from Costa Rica, France, India, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The fair will take place at Lima's Jockey Club Center on September 27-29.


Published: 9/12/2017