The non-traditional agro-export sector has shown stronger signs of recovery and accounted for 17.6% of Peru’s total shipments overseas in the first two-month period of the year, the Peruvian Foreign Trade Society (Comex-Peru)
reported on Monday.
According to the exporting guild, non-traditional agro-exports totaled US$1.303 billion between January and February, an increase of 13.5% compared to the same period in 2020.
In this case, shipments of fresh grapes (US$509 million, up 27.1%), mangoes (US$166 million, up 3.5%), blueberries (US$45 million, up 25.6%), and avocados (US$39 million, up 76.2%) stood out.
Exports of onions and shallots also stood out, with sales growing by 94% to US$22 million in the same period.
On the other hand, shipments of products such as quinoa and fresh asparagus totaled US$14 million (-24.6%) and US$44 million (-16.9%), respectively.
Regarding the result of non-traditional agro-exports in the first two months of the year, shipments of 757,384 tons were made, which represented an increase of 4.7% compared to the same period in 2020.
For its part, the increase in the value of exports was attributed to prices, which goes hand in hand with the recently released forecasts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).