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Peru: Blueberry exports break record in Nov 2019

Peruvian fresh blueberry exports broke records in November 2019, becoming the product with the second-largest shipments by totaling US$733 million and expanding 64% over the same period in 2018, the Association of Peruvian Farming Producers (AGAP) reported on Friday.

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AGAP affirmed that Peruvian Hass avocados still led the list with shipments worth US$743 million (+2.8%), not to mention the outstanding performance of grapes (US$599 million; +28%), and citrus fruits (US$205 million; +3%).

As for mango and organic banana exports, both products posted a slight decrease with shipments of US$201 million and US$140 million, respectively.

Peru’s fresh fruit subsector grew 17.3%, thus reaching US$2.739 billion, while the vegetable subsector registered an increase of 12.57%, amounting to US$475 million.

Within this framework, asparagus stood out (US$349 million; +8%), followed by onions (US$76 million; +30%), peas (US$30 million; +28%), and garlic (US$14 million; +41%).

The main destination markets —for both subsectors— were North America (US$1.384 billion), Europe (US$1.298 billion), and Asia (US$339 million).

Likewise, coffee shipments amounted to US$548 million (-9%) and those of cocoa reached US$269 million (+12%).

As at November 2019, the agriculture sector grew 7% totaling US$6.130 billion, and remained the country’s second-most important exporting sector.

 

Source: Andina.pe

Peru: Blueberry exports break record in Nov 2019

Peruvian fresh blueberry exports broke records in November 2019, becoming the product with the second-largest shipments by totaling US$733 million and expanding 64% over the same period in …

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