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Peru: Agro-exports totaled US$1.070 billion in Jan-Feb 2018

10:01 | Lima, Apr. 5.

Peru's agro-exports amounted to US$1.070 billion during the first two months of 2018, up by 23.9% over the same month last year, the Association of Peruvian Exporters (ADEX) reported.

According to Adex Agriculture Section Manager Paula Carrion, this result is mainly explained by the high demand for products such as grapes, mangoes, and blueberries.

"This is the first time, in the last five years, that we exceed US$1 billion in the first two-month-period," she expressed. 

Likewise, the Adex officer said traditional farming shipments (US$81.644 million) experienced a slight decline of 4.1% due to lower exports of leather and bovine fur (-61.5 %).

However, coffee accounted for 79.9% of total sales. It must be noted these shipments increased 10.6%.

These products captivated 38 countries, including Germany (US$14.306 million), and the United States (US$12.161 million), whereas Belgium, Colombia, and the United Kingdom made up 61.8% of the total.

Likewise, top destinations were Uruguay, Canada, China, Sweden, and Japan. 

Some of the markets recovered were Norway, New Zealand, and Israel. On the other hand, Finland, Poland, and Singapore became the new ones.

Added value

On the other hand, farming and agro-industrial exports reached US$989.328 million during Jan-Feb 2018 and grew 27% over the same period the previous year. 

In this sense, grapes (United States, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and China), as well as mangoes, asparagus and blueberries stood out. 

(END) MDV/FGM/MVB

Published: 4/5/2018
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