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.
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.
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.