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Peru potato production up 6% in February 2017

La producción de papa es establece y el ingreso de este producto a Lima es normal, afirma el Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego.

La producción de papa es establece y el ingreso de este producto a Lima es normal, afirma el Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego.

16:24 | Lima, Apr. 25.

Peruvian potato production totaled 279,326 tons, up by more than 6% over the same month in 2016 (263,512 tons), National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported on Tuesday.

According to the latest INEI study "Peru Technical Report: Regional Economic Outlook," Cusco (80.6%), Ayacucho (63.8%), Arequipa (44.7%) and Huanuco (27%) topped the list at regional level, accounting for 39% of the national production.

Output also increased in Ica (178.9%), La Libertad (15.6%) and Junin (0.7%).

On the contrary, tuber production declined in Ancash (-48.5%), Tacna (-46.7%), Apurimac (-18.8%), Pasco (-18.4%), Cajamarca (-14.8%), Puno (-13.7%), Amazonas (-11.5%), Moquegua (-10.7%), Huancavelica (-7.2%) and Lima (-6.7%).

Figures contained in this report are based on data collected from Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri), Energy and Mines Ministry (MEM) and National Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat), among others.

Raw milk production rose in 13 regions

Production of raw milk increased in regions: Arequipa (3.5%) and Cajamarca (2.9%).

Moreover, rise was observed in Pasco (19.2%), Ucayali (17.5%), Ica (11.7%), San Martin (10.8%), Moquegua (9%), Huanuco (4.5%), Junin (2.6%), Amazonas (1.8%), La Libertad (1.3%), Puno (0.5%) and Ancash (0.1%).

On the contrary, production declined in Tumbes (-13.5%), Huancavelica (-12.1%), Madre de Dios (-11.2%), Piura (-10.9%), Ayacucho (-5.8%), Lambayeque (-3.3%), Loreto (-1.9%), Cusco (-1.8%), Tacna (-1.2%), Lima (-0.7%) and Apurimac (-0.6%).

At the national level, national output totaled 163,428 tons, up by more than 1.5% compared to February last year.

Poultry production

In February 2017, poultry production went up in La Libertad (11.1%) and Lima (6.3%), accounting for 72.1% of the national production.

In addition, growth was recorded in Lambayeque (357.2%), Amazonas (200.1%), Pasco (82.6%), Madre de Dios (26.7%), Tumbes (17.8%), Ica (15.1%), San Martin (11.6%), Arequipa (8.3%), Cajamarca (3.3%), Puno (3.2%), Loreto (2.4%), Apurimac (0.5%), Huancavelica (0.3%) and Ayacucho (0.1%).

However, drop was observed in Ucayali (-59.6%), Ancash (-52.1%), Huanuco (-49.5%), Moquegua (-46.1%), Junin (-31.1%), Cusco (-16.2%), Tacna (-12.8%) and Piura (-2.9%).

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Published: 4/25/2017
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