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Peruvian grape exports increase by 28% in 2021

Overview of Peruvian grapes exports, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.

Original published in on June 29, 2021 

Peru’s table grape exports rose significantly in 2021 thanks to higher production.

According to Peru’s Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), in the first four months of the year, the national production of table grapes reached 364,542 tons for a value of $520 million, reflecting an increase of 17 percent compared to the same period last year, as reported by Agraria.

The department of Ica has positioned itself as the main grape producer during January-March 2021, with 254,092 tons produced, an increase of 22.3 percent than the same time period last year. This department also covers 69.7 percent of the national wine production.

This department is followed by Lima with 39,125 tons (+8.6 percent) covering 10.7 percent of the total, La Libertad with 21,115 tons (+.03 percent) covering 5.8 percent of the total, and Piura with 19,173 tons (+28.4 percent) covering 5.3 percent of the total production.

On the export side, the National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat) registered $532 million in fresh table exports from January-April 2021, a 27.9 percent increase than the same time period the previous year.

Fresh table grapes have also positioned themselves as the highest export valued product so far this year, with a 23.9 percent share of total agriculture exports.

During the first four months of this year, the U.S. was the main destination with $248 million, 16.3 percent more when compared to the same time period last year.

Volumes (in Kg) of grapes from Peru in the US Market

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

The U.S. was followed by Hong Kong with $80 million and a growth of 35 percent, the Netherlands with $58 million and a growth of 49.9 percent, Mexico with $24 million and a growth of 8.1 percent, and China with $21 million and a growth of 7 percent.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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