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Peru: Agro-exports total US$1.327 billion in Jan-Feb 2019

09:02 | Lima, Mar. 20.

Peruvian agro-exports totaled US$1.327 billion in the first two months of 2019, thus increasing 18% compared to the same term last year, the Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry has informed.

According to Minagri's Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate General (DGSEP), fruits and vegetables stood out. 

The main products were fresh grapes (US$410 million, +45%), fresh mangoes (US$145 million, +8%), fresh blueberries (US$106 million, +147%), unroasted non-decaf coffee (US$71 million, +9%), and fresh asparagus (US$53 million, +10%).

These five products accounted for 59% of total shipments. 

The main destinations for fresh grapes were the United States, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, China, Mexico, Thailand, Spain, Canada, Russia, South Korea, Colombia, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy, among others. 

Likewise, fresh or dried mangoes reached the Netherlands, the United States, Spain, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and New Zealand, among others.

Furthermore, fresh blueberries entered the following markets, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, China, Canada, Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, Germany, Brazil, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Belgium, among others. 

Agro-exports by 2021 

It should be noted agro-exports amounted to over US$7.030 billion in 2018, a 12.4% rise compared to the previous year.

Moreover, agro-exports are projected to reach US$8 billion this year, as the Government's goal is for agricultural exports to total US$10 billion by the country's Independence Bicentennial in 2021

(END) JJN/DTK/MVB

Published: 3/20/2019
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