Grape production in Peru totaled 109,350 tons in February this year, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2020, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI)
reported on Sunday.
According to the latest INEI's technical report: The Regional Economic Outlook, this result is explained by suitable climatic conditions that favored grape production in regions like Ica (16.1%), Lima (10.5%), Tacna (8.7%), and Arequipa (6.5%), which accounted for 90% of the total production.
Likewise, grape production posted an increase in Ancash (12%), Lambayeque (9.2%), and San Martin (5.6%). On the contrary, it fell in Moquegua (-89%), Ayacucho (-84.6%), Cajamarca (-50%), and La Libertad (-0.2%).
On the other hand, potato production amounted to 326,473 tons in February this year, up 1.8% from the same month in 2020 (320,615 tons), due to larger harvested areas.
The regions experiencing growth in the production of this tuber were Lima (134%), Puno (52.4%), Ancash (46.3%), La Libertad (43.2%), Moquegua (39.4%), Apurimac (20.8%), Cajamarca (15.1%), and Junin (11.8%).
Meanwhile, the regions that showed a decline were Piura (-72.1%), Lambayeque (-61.6%), Ayacucho (-46.7%), Huancavelica (-35.7%), Pasco (-23.1%), Cusco (-22.8%), Tacna (-22.7%), Arequipa (-17.5%), Amazonas (-11.1%), and Huanuco (-0.9%).
Such decline was influenced by low availability of water resources and the appearance of late blight disease in some areas.