Peru's farming exports increased 9.34% as at November 2017, driven by shipments of avocados and cranberries, the country's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) reported.
The value of Peruvian farming
exports totaled US$4.430 billion between January and November 2017, up from US$4.051 billion in the same period the year before.
Such rise was mainly underpinned by a 45.36% increase in sales of fresh and dried avocados from US$396.7 million (Jan-Nov 2016) to US$576.7 million (Jan-Nov 2017).
The positive outcome was also driven by cranberry exports, which went up 46.31% from US$217.8 million (Jan-Nov 2016) to US$318.7 million (Jan-Nov 2017).
According to PromPeru, shipments of mangoes and quinoa contributed to the rise as well.
Sales of fresh and dried mangoes grew 1.89% to US$148 million as at November 2017 from US$145.3 million in the same period in 2016.
Meanwhile, quinoa shipments posted a 16.8% gain, going from US$95.2 million (Jan-Nov 2016) to US$110.6 million (Jan-Nov 2017).