The ten main products in Peru's agro-export basket contributed US$1.402 billion in exports between January and April this year, showing a clear recovery compared to sales in the same period last year, the Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) has reported.
This represents an increase of 29.9% from exports in the first four-month period of 2020 (US$1.079 billion).
According to Adex, the products at the top of the agro-export list are fresh grapes, avocados, mangoes, asparagus, blueberries, bananas, ginger, onions, paprika, and various vegetables.
Thus, exports of fresh grapes in the period of analysis totaled US$532 million, an increase of 32.45% over the same period in 2020 (US$401 million).
In the case of avocados, shipments between January and April this year amounted to US$262 million, a growth of 59.74% compared to the same period last year (US$164 million), while mango shipments totaled US$321 million, up by 12%.
Meanwhile, sales of blueberries
reached US$60 million (up 53.81% in comparison to January-April 2020).
On the other hand, exports of bananas in the first four-month period of 2021 totaled US$53 million (an increase of 1.68%), whereas those of ginger amounted to US$27 million, a 43.11% increase when compared to January-April last year.
Moreover, shipments of onions amounted to US$25 million, an increase of 104.12% compared to January-April last year.
Finally, paprika shipments reached US$25 million (up 9.04%), while exports of various vegetables totaled US$24 million, which represents an increase of 15.52% compared to January-April 2020.