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Peruvian Tahiti and Sutil lime exports increased by 33.5% in the first quarter of the year

Overview of the peruvian limes in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.

Original published in on April 12, 2021 

Peruvian lime exports have registered a notable increase in the first quarter of 2021. According to Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, the president of the Inform@cción consulting firm, between January and March Peru exported 7,263,967 kilos of limes abroad, a volume that is 33.5% higher than in the same period of last year. 5,878,559 kilos (80.9% of the total) corresponded to Tahiti limes and 1,385,408 kilos (19.1%) to Sutil limes.

Cilloniz also said that, in this period, Tahiti lime exports grew by 42.5% over the same period of last year. In January, the country export 1,958,458 kilos. In the same month of last year, they exported 1,323,341 kilos. In February, the country shipped 1,799,408 kilos, a higher volume than the 1,410,205 kilos exported in February 2020. In March, Peru exported 2,120,693 kilos of Tahiti lime, a significantly higher quantity than the 1,392,334 kilos it shipped in the same month of the previous year.

The main markets for the Peruvian Tahiti lime are Chile, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, and Panama, among others.

Volumes (KG) of limes from Peru in the US Market
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In the first quarter of 2021 Peruvian Sutil lime exports registered a 5.5% interannual increase. In January, the country exported 648,880 kilos, while in January of 2020 it exported 494,496 kilos. In February shipments fell to 449,966 kilos, a volume that was still higher than the 418,833 kilos shipped in February of the previous year. In March, Peru exported 286,562 kilos of Sutil lime, a lower volume than the 399,844 kilos it exported in March 2020.

Peru exports Sutil limes to Chile, Panama, the Netherlands, the United States, and the Dominican Republic, among other destinations.

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