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Industry News | 2 min read
September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023

Peruvian agroexports: fruits leading the way.

According to data from the Peruvian Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI), agro exports in Peru have grown 0.2% year-over-year in the first five months of 2023, to reach an impressive sum of $3.52 billion.

Fresh produce, particularly fruit, has seen the largest export growth. Top-earning products include grapes with $678 million (20%), avocados with $462 million (14%), mangos with $206 million (6.1%) and blueberries with $171 million (5.1%)

Some of these products showed the highest growth compared to 2022: avocados at 39%, blueberries at 27%, and grapes at 18%.

Peru’s thriving fruit export industry

The surge in agro exports reflects the strength and competitiveness of the Peruvian fruit sector in the global market, which is a crucial source of income for the country. Peru stands out in the industry due to their wide range of high-volume fruit exports:

  • Peru is the world’s largest blueberry exporter, with the United States as its primary market, accounting for 53% of the total volume exported.
  • It’s the second largest avocado exporter, behind only Mexico. Peruvian avocado exports have consistently grown, with the Netherlands (36%) and Spain (22%) serving as its main commercial destinations.
  • Peru’s fresh grape industry is in direct competition with Chile’s for world leadership in exports. Projections show that Peru will surpass its competitor this year due to a potentially significant drop in Chilean exports during the current season.
  • It’s one of the largest mango exporters, sharing the leadership in Latin American production and exports with Mexico.

The rising global demand for healthy and nutritious food has further boosted fresh produce marketing, presenting lucrative opportunities for farmers and companies in Peru’s agro-export sector.

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Source: Minagri