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Peru: Coffee production up 13.6% in June 2017

MOYOBAMBA,PERÚ - OCTUBRE 24.
Productora de Café.
Foto: ANDINA/Oscar Farje Gomero.

MOYOBAMBA,PERÚ - OCTUBRE 24. Productora de Café. Foto: ANDINA/Oscar Farje Gomero.

18:03 | Lima, Aug. 24.

Peruvian coffee production amounted to 77,197 tons in June 2017, up by 13.6% from the same month last year, due to favorable climate conditions, National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported.

According to INEI head Anibal Sanchez, the result was underpinned by greater production registered in regions: Junin (+62.7%), Cajamarca (+3.8%) and Amazonas (+1.3%). Together, they accounted for 52.6% of the total national output.

Lambayeque (235.5%), Pasco (82.8), Piura (41.1%), Huanuco (18.8%), La Libertad (0.8%) and Puno (0.7%) also experienced growth in this sense.

On the other hand, coffee production decreased in Ayacucho (-30.1%), Ucayali (-7.8%), San Martin (-7.1%) and Cusco (-2.6%).

Potato

In the analyzed month, potato yields mainly expanded in regions: Pasco (66.2%), Cusco (60.3%), Ayacucho (34.4%) and La Libertad (26.5%), thus representing 46.3% of the total production.

Likewise, potato output increased in Puno (386%), Lambayeque (284.4%), Huanuco (50.1%), Piura (18.4%) and Arequipa (7.4%).

However, it slid in Moquegua (-52.5%), Ica (-44.1%), Ancash (-41.4%), Huancavelica (-28.7%), Amazonas (-14.5%), Lima (-10.6%), Junín (-10.3%), Apurímac (-9.8%) and Cajamarca (-5.5%).

Potato production reached 598,604 tons, denoting a 10.7% rise in June 2017 over its similar month last year, driven by good weather conditions.

Cacao 

In June 2017, cacao output grew in Ucayali (66.6%), Huanuco (38%), Cusco (20%) and Junin (6.6%) accounting for 52.6% of the national production.

Madre de Dios (252.6%), Pasco (204.5%), La Libertad (16.5%), Amazonas (6.1%), Puno (4.3%), Loreto (1.7%) and Tumbes (1.6%) also saw good figures.

Nevertheless, cacao yields contracted in Ayacucho (-11.6%), Cajamarca (-4.3%), San Martin (-0.9%) and Piura (-0.7%).

In this sense, national cacao production totaled 16,773 tons last June, thus increasing 11.9% from the same month in 2016 (14,993 tons).

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Published: 8/24/2017
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