Peru: Agro-exports totaled US$5.488 billion in Jan-Nov 2017

Exports. Photo: ANDINA/ Archive.

Exports. Photo: ANDINA/ Archive.

00:26 | Lima, Jan. 23.

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.

Such expansion was mainly driven by higher shipments of non-traditional products, whose exports value increased 11%.

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.

Trade balance

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. 


Published: 1/23/2018