Between January and October 2016, banana exports totaled US$128.8 million; up by 7% from the same period the previous year, the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) reported.
This amount represented the highest figure over the last five years (January-October period).
According to ADEX Data Trade Business Intelligence System, shipments amounted to US$71.4 million between January and October 2012; US$74.2 million in 2013; US$96.3 million in 2014; and US$120.3 million in 2015.
This trend was also evidenced in the exported volume. As at October 2016, it experienced a 7.6% growth.
The Netherlands led the ranking by receiving 33.6% of total shipments (US$43.3 million), followed by the United States with 30.2% (US$38.9 million).
It must be noted bananas are ranked among the top five fruits that are bought by the mentioned countries.
The ranking is followed by Germany (US$17.9 million), Belgium (US$11.2 million), South Korea, Finland, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, France, Mexico, China and Russia, among others.
The guild's Economic Studies Management section has identified untapped opportunities for this product in Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Italy, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Uruguay, Malaysia, Thailand and others, worth US$145 million.