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Peru: Agricultural exports up 33.9% to US$3.020 billion in Jan-Apr 2022

Photo: Courtesy of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri)

Photo: Courtesy of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri)

15:00 | Lima, Jun. 22.

Peru's agricultural exports continue their upward trend. In the first four-month period of this year (January-April), said sales totaled US$3.020 billion, an increase of 33.9% compared to the same period in 2021, the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) reported on Wednesday.

For example, in said period, traditional agricultural exports reached US$361 million, a significant increase of 416% over last year, due to the increase in exports of unroasted non-decaffeinated coffee (US$343 million) and cane molasses (US$2 million), whose sales increased 534.6% and 3%, respectively. 

These two products accounted for 95% of Peru's traditional agricultural exports.

Meanwhile, non-traditional agricultural exports totaled US$2.659 billion, a 22% increase from 2021.

The products that stood out in the agricultural-exports ranking in said period were fresh grapes, which totaled US$619 million and accounted for 23.3% of total sales; avocados (US$222 million; 8.4%); fresh mangoes (US$206 million; 7.8%); fresh cranberries (US$130 million; 4.9%); and frozen mangoes (US$107 million; 4%).

Other products that stood out in the ranking include other fresh fruits —whose sales amounted to US$77 million and made up 2.9% of the total— fresh or chilled asparagus (US$67 million; 2.5%); animal feed (US$66 million; 2.5%); bananas including plantains (US$45 million; 1.7%); crude palm oil (US$38 million; 1.4%); other paprika (US$37 million; 1.4%); and cacao beans (US$37 million; 1.4%). 

Together, these 12 products accounted for 62% of the non-traditional exportable supply.

The products that made the highest contribution to total in the first four months of the year include fresh grapes (38.2%); fresh cranberries (135.8%); crude palm oil (281.4%); tara seed mucilage (212.3%); frozen mangoes (17.7%); palm oil and its fractions (188.5%); animal feed (25.0%); ethyl alcohol (134.9%); other paprika (49.6%); and lemon essential oils (159.7%).

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Publicado: 22/6/2022