Peru: Agro-exports up 28% in September 2021, total US$5.9 billion as of this month

13:10 | Lima, Nov. 17.

Peruvian agro-exports continue their upward trend despite the impacts of COVID-19. In the first nine months of the year (January-September), these sales totaled US$5.984 billion, up 19% from the same period in 2020, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri).

During said period, non-traditional agro-exports amounted to US$5.59 billion, a 21% increase compared to the same period in 2020.

The products that stood out in the agro-export ranking were: fresh avocados, whose exports reached US$1.088 billion (accounting for 19% of non-traditional agro-exports), as well as blueberries (US$605 million; 11%), fresh grapes (US$470 million; 8.4%), and fresh asparagus (US$273 million; 4.9%).

Also of note was the growth recorded by exports of fresh mangoes, which totaled US$226 million and accounted for 4% of the total, as well as of other citrus fruits (US$169 million; 3%), preparations for animal feed (US$140 million; 2.5%), bananas including the fresh "Cavendish Valery" type (US$113 million; 2%), frozen mangoes (US$109 million; 1.9%), cacao beans (US$99 million; 1.8%), other fruits (US$81 million; 1.4 %), and quinoa (US$76 million; 1.4%).

Together, these products account for 62% of the non-traditional exportable supply.

For their part, traditional agro-exports amounted to US$395 million FOB, due to higher sales of sugarcane molasses (US$4.8 million), as well as non-carded and non-combed wool (US$4.2 million), whose FOB value increased 72% and 19%, respectively. These products accounted for 96% of traditional agro-exports.

Destination markets

Additionally, the top 10 destination markets for Peruvian agro-exports were the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, China, Hong Kong, Germany, and South Korea. 

It should be pointed out that together they represented 78% of the total FOB value exported in the first nine months of the year.

September growth 

Likewise, Midagri reported that agro-exports grew 28% in September compared to the same month in 2020, going from US$791 million to US$1.041 billion.


Published: 11/17/2021
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