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Peru: Agro-exports totaled US$2.999 billion in 2017's first seven months

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13:06 | Lima, Sep. 12.

Peruvian agro-exports reached US$2.999 billion in the first seven months of the current year, up by 9% from the same period in 2016, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) reported.

Growth was underpinned by greater traditional (+2%) and non-traditional (+10%) shipments.

Fresh fruits (+55%), animal feed (+53%), avocados (+42%), fresh grapes (+20%), quinoa (+16%), fresh mangoes (+8%), as well as unroasted and non-decaffeinated coffee (+7%) stood out in the analyzed period.

In this sense, Peruvian products have captivated 135 markets, being the United States the top exports destination (accounting for 27% of the total), followed by the Netherlands (15%), Spain (7%), Ecuador (5%), China (5%), England (4%), Germany (3%), Chile (3%), Colombia (2%) and Belgium (2%).

Traditional and non-traditional

Between January and July 2017, traditional agro-exports totaled US$244 million, a 2% increase over the same period last year.

Unroasted coffee (+7%) stood out in this sense, thus accounting for 81% of total traditional exports.

On the other hand, non-traditional agro-exports reached US$2.754 billion in 2017, 10% more than in the previous year.

The most demanded products included avocados, grapes, fresh asparagus, fresh mangoes and animal feed, among others.

Asian Market

Peruvian agro-exports to Asia showed a great dynamism in the analyzed period. 

Purchases made by Indonesia (+275%), South Korea (+119%), China (+99%), India (+65%), Thailand (+36%), and Japan (+21%) saw increases during the said period.

Lastly, Peru's agricultural trade balance stood at 293 million, as imports reached US$2.706 billion.

According to Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Jose Manuel Hernandez, Peru's agricultural sector aims at reaching US$6 billion in food sales by end-2017 and US$10 billion by 2021.

(END) NDP/JAA/MVB

Published: 9/11/2017
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