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Peru: Agro-exports exceeded US$5 billion in Jan-Sep 2021

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17:03 | Lima, Nov. 19.

Between January and September, Peruvian agro-exports (traditional and non-traditional ones) totaled US$5.804 billion, which represented an increase of 19.7% over the same period in 2020, the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) reported on Friday.

The guild said that —although the figures show a positive trend— it is essential to rely on a promoting legal framework which is stable over time so as to guarantee the fluidity of investments in the medium and long terms, as well as to underpin joint efforts with the public sector.

In this sense, Adex expressed its interest in actively participating in the second Agrarian Reform, which is why it had sent a letter to the Agrarian Development and Irrigation Ministry requesting to be part of that initiative and thus jointly support family farming.

As part of its work to support agro-exports chain members, the guild promotes training and promotional events, such as Expoalimentaria Fair, which in its 2021 edition relied on the support of the Ministries of Foreign Trade-Tourism, Foreign Affairs, and Agrarian Development-Irrigation, as well as that of Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

Furthermore, Adex participates in a variety of working groups to promote products such as capsicum, passion fruit, and others. It also supports the work of the National Agricultural Sanitation Service (Senasa) which seeks to facilitate the entry of the agricultural supply to new markets.

Added value

According to Adex, non-traditional agro-exports totaled US$5.4 billion, reaching an increase of 21.8%. Its most outstanding product was avocado (US$1.053 billion), followed by blueberries (US$608 million) and grapes (US$528 million).

The shipments with the highest growth in the top 20 were those of avocados (+41.1%), blueberries (+40.4%), other preparations to feed animals (+29.6%), pomegranates (+28.4%), and canned bell pepper (+27.4%).

Destinations 

Peruvian agro-exports arrived in 133 countries. This list was topped by the United States (US$1.742 billion; +17.2%) followed by the Netherlands (US$935 million; +22.8%).

The top five also included Spain (US$386 million), Chile (US$278 million), and the United Kingdom (US$231 million).

(END) NDP/VLA/MVB

Published: 11/19/2021
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