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Peru: Avocado exports totaled US$580 million in 2017

La gerente de agro de la Asociación de Exportadores (ADEX), Paula Carrión, manifestó que Moquegua puede incrementar la exportación de sus productos con valor agregado, particularmente los de agro y pesca, pues su oferta es de calidad y sus productores y exportadores fortalecerán sus competencias para posicionarse en el exterior.

La gerente de agro de la Asociación de Exportadores (ADEX), Paula Carrión, manifestó que Moquegua puede incrementar la exportación de sus productos con valor agregado, particularmente los de agro y pesca, pues su oferta es de calidad y sus productores y exportadores fortalecerán sus competencias para posicionarse en el exterior.

15:06 | Lima, Mar. 5.

Peru exported 247,000 tons of avocados worth US$580 million in 2017, thus positioning itself as the world's second-largest supplier of this fruit, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) reported.

According to Minagri, shipments of this Peruvian product —mainly Hass avocados— grew in volume (27%) and value (46%) compared to 2016.

Main destinations for this fruit were the Netherlands, the United States, Spain, England, China, and Chile.

Together, they received 95% of the country's total exported value.

Additionally, national production of avocados exceeded 470,000 tons in 2017, a 3.4% increase compared to the figure registered in 2016.

At regional level, Minagri highlighted the good dynamism witnessed in southern (+15%) and northern (+12%) zones' production.

In this regard, the regions which managed to increase their output levels the most in 2017 —despite Coastal El Niño phenomenon impacts— were Ayacucho (+49%), Arequipa (+26%), Lambayeque (+20%), La Libertad (+11%), and Junin (+7%).

It must be noted avocado is currently the third-most-important product of Peru's agro-export basket, behind coffee and grapes. 

According to Trade Map's figures, the Inca country was regarded as the world's second-largest avocado exporter in volume —as at 2016— only surpassed by Mexico.

(END) JAA/MVB


Published: 3/5/2018
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