Peruvian farming sector
's production increased by 5.20% in November 2018, compared to the same month the previous year, underpinned by a greater production of export crops, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) has reported.
The products that stood out were bananas, grapes, cacao, paprika, blueberries, and tomatoes.
In the 11th month of last year, banana production levels reached 188,000 tons, up 9.32% compared to November 2017. Plus, the exported volume
amounted to 17,820 tons.
Grape production totaled 104,011 tons in November 2018, a 3.60% expansion compared to the same month the previous year. On the other hand, exports increased by 62.80% to 69,711 tons.
's production volume amounted to 9,901 tons in the 11th month of 2018, up 10.61% from November 2017. Meanwhile, the exported volume expanded 18.24% to 4,854 tons.
In November last year, paprika production grew 54.71% to 1,534 tons, whereas exports totaled 1,755 tons, a 15.31% expansion over the same month a year earlier.
As for blueberries
, the production volume totaled 18,567 tons in November 2018, a 50% rise compared to the same month of the previous year. Plus, sales rose 33.63% to 13,104 tons.
In the case of tomatoes, Peru's production increased by 21.35%, driven by greater cultivated areas.