Peruvian agro-exports reached 148 countries, thus totaling US$5.488 billion between January and November 2017, a 9% rise from the same period in 2016, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) reported.
According to Minagri, the United States
remains the main target market (receiving 29% of these Peruvian products), followed by the Netherlands (14%), Spain (6%), England (5%), Ecuador (5%), China (4%), Germany (4%), Chile (3%), Belgium (2%), and Canada (3%).
In the analyzed period, products that registered higher export values were citrus fruits
(+69%), fresh blueberries (+48%), fresh avocados
(+45%), animal feed (+45%), quinoa (+16%), and prepared artichokes (+15%), among others.
Likewise, traditional agro-exports amounted to US$726 million in the January-November 2017 period.
All of the above resulted in a positive agricultural trade balance which stood at US$1.185 billion.
Within this framework, exports amounted to US$5.488 billion, whereas imports totaled US$4.303 billion.