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Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports up by a quarter through July

Overview of Peruvian fruits and vegetables exports in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.

Original published in on September 27, 2021 

Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports through July this year grew by 26 percent to total US$ 2.8 billion, the country's Exporters' Association (ADEX) said.

Fruit exports - including fresh, frozen, canned and dried - reached $2.3 billion, which was mainly made up of avocados (US$925 million) and table grapes ($538 million), together accounting for 63 percent of the total.

Avocados saw a 43 percent increase in exports while grapes rose by 33 percent.

Looking at other fruit major categories, mangoes, mandarins, and blueberries all also saw year-on-year increases in export value.

Most fruit exports were sent to the U.S., which imported $681 million - an uptick of 14 percent and a 29 percent share. In second place was the Netherlands with $581 million, marking an increase of 37 percent and a 25 percent share.

Spain, Chile, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Canada and Russia completed the top ten.

Vegetable exports grew by 15 percent to US$480 million. Its leading items were asparagus (US$260 million), artichokes (US$58 million), ginger (US$43 million), onions (US$ 33million) and olives (US$23 million).

The U.S. was again the main importer, receiving $235 million of shipments, showing a 12 percent increase and a 49 percent share. This was following by Spain, which saw an 11 percent increase an a 13 percent share.

Historical volumes (in Kg) of the main fruits and vegetables from Peru, in the US Market
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

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