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Peru: Agro-exports up 4% between Jan-Apr 2019

12:05 | Lima, Jun. 3.

Peruvian —traditional and non-traditional— agro-exports amounted to US$1.931 billion between January and April 2018, thus increasing 4% compared to the same period last year, the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) informed.

Therefore, agro-exports remain as the second-most important export activity after the mining sector

Traditional shipments 

Traditional agro-exports reached US$116 million, a 2.2% rise compared to the same term in 2018. 

The main destinations were the United States, Germany, and Colombia, which accounted for 51% of the total. 

Added value

Likewise, Adex indicated the agro-industrial supply totaled US$1.815 billion in the first four months of 2019, thus expanding 4.6% compared to the same period last year. 

Although grapes season concluded last March, this fruit recorded an 18.6% increase. 

Other products that stood out were avocados (8.6%), blueberries (69%), fresh asparagus, animal feed, canned mangoes, and bananas.

The top markets were the United States and the Netherlands, which represented 47% of the total. 

(END) MDV/DTK/MVB

Published: 6/3/2019
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