, the Association of Peruvian Farming Producers (AGAP) reported on Friday.
This place was previously occupied by grapes
AGAP affirmed that Peruvian Hass avocados
still led the list with shipments worth US$743 million (+2.8%), not to mention the outstanding performance of grapes
(US$599 million; +28%), and citrus fruits (US$205 million; +3%).
As for mango and organic banana exports, both products posted a slight decrease with shipments of US$201 million and US$140 million, respectively.
Peru's fresh fruit subsector grew 17.3%, thus reaching US$2.739 billion, while the vegetable subsector registered an increase of 12.57%, amounting to US$475 million.
Within this framework, asparagus stood out (US$349 million; +8%), followed by onions (US$76 million; +30%), peas (US$30 million; +28%), and garlic (US$14 million; +41%).
The main destination markets —for both subsectors— were North America (US$1.384 billion), Europe (US$1.298 billion), and Asia (US$339 million).
shipments amounted to US$548 million (-9%) and those of cocoa reached US$269 million (+12%).