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Peru: Farming sector up 3.3% in 1H 2019

Photo: Minagri

Photo: Minagri

14:14 | Lima, Aug. 21.

Peruvian farming sector grew 3.3% in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) informed Wednesday.

"In the first six months of this year, the agricultural subsector registered a 2.7% growth, underpinned by greater production of blueberries, which increased 103% (La Libertad and Lambayeque regions) and raw cotton, which rose 35% (Ica, Lambayeque, and Ancash regions)," it expressed. 

Cacao increased 20% (Ucayali, Pasco, and Cusco regions) and olives expanded 18.4% (Tacna and Arequipa regions). They also recorded good performances.

Minagri revealed production of sugar cane (15.4%; La Libertad, Lambayeque, and Ancash regions), grapes (12%; Piura and Ica regions), avocados (9.1%; Ayacucho, Ica, and La Libertad regions), and asparagus (5.7%; Ica, Lima, and La Libertad regions) expanded as well. 

Meanwhile, the livestock sub-sector rose 4.4% in the first half of this year. 

This outcome was driven by a greater production of chicken (4.9%; Lima, La Libertad, and Ica regions), eggs (11.7%; Ica, Lima, and La Libertad regions), raw milk (2.7%; Cajamarca, Arequipa, and La Libertad regions), and cattle (1.4%; Huanuco and La Libertad regions). 

(END) CNA/JJN/DTK/MVB

Published: 8/21/2019
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