Peruvian agro-exports continue their upward trend despite the impacts of COVID-19. In the first nine months of the year (January-September), these sales totaled $ 5.984 billion, up 19% from the same period in 2020, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation. (Midagri).
During this period, non-traditional agricultural exports amounted to US $ 5.59 billion, an increase of 21% compared to the same period in 2020.
The products that stood out in the agro-export rankings were: fresh avocados, whose exports reached US $ 1.088 billion (accounting for 19% of non-traditional agricultural exports), as well as blueberries (US $ 605 million ; 11%), fresh blueberries and grapes (US $ 470 million; 8.4%) and fresh asparagus (US $ 273 million; 4.9%).
Also noteworthy is the growth recorded by exports of fresh mangoes, which amount to US $ 226 million and represent 4% of the total, as well as other citrus fruits (US $ 169 million; 3%), preparations for animal feed (US $ 140 million million; 2.5%), bananas including the fresh type âCavendish Valeryâ (US $ 113 million; 2%), frozen mangoes (US $ 109 million; 1.9%) , cocoa beans (US $ 99 million; 1.8%), other fruits (US $ 81 million; 1.4%), and quinoa ($ 76 million; 1.4%).
Together, these products represent 62% of the non-traditional exportable supply.
For their part, traditional agro-exports amounted to US $ 395 million FOB, due to higher sales of sugarcane molasses (US $ 4.8 million), as well as uncarded wool and uncombed (US $ 4.2 million), whose FOB value increased 72% and 19%, respectively. These products represented 96% of traditional agro-exports.
In addition, the top 10 destination markets for Peruvian agro-exports were the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Chile, United Kingdom, Ecuador, China, Hong Kong, Germany and South Korea.
It should be noted that together they accounted for 78% of the total FOB value exported in the first nine months of the year.
Likewise, Midagri reported that agricultural exports increased 28% in September compared to the same month in 2020, rising from $ 791 million to $ 1.041 billion.
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