Agricultural exports in Peru remain at their peak and increased 10.8% in the first quarter

Published May 23, 2024

Tridge summary

In the first quarter of 2024, Peru's agricultural exports experienced a significant increase, with a 10.8% rise compared to the same period in 2023, totaling US$2,481 million. This growth was primarily driven by the doubling of blueberry exports, an 82.7% increase in cocoa and derivatives, and an 85.6% increase in lemon and derivatives. Ica, La Libertad, and Piura regions were the primary contributors to these exports. Peru's agricultural sector has become a major global supplier of quality fruit, especially grapes, blueberries, and asparagus, and is also a significant exporter of cinchona. In 2023, agricultural exports reached US$10,484 million, marking a 4.4% increase from the previous year and accounting for 16% of Peru's total shipments.
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The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Elizabeth Galdo, reported that in the first quarter, agricultural exports totaled US$2,481 million, 10.8% more than in the same period of 2023. Blueberry shipments doubled and, together with cocoa and derivatives, rose 82.7%. Meanwhile, lemon and derivatives did so at 85.6%. Galdo recalled that Ica is the main agro-exporting region thanks to grapes, blueberries and asparagus for US$666 million; followed by La Libertad, with US$386 million generated by shipments of blueberries, avocado and asparagus, and Piura, with US$273 million for grapes, mango and lemon. “Peru has positioned itself as one of the world's main suppliers of excellent quality fruit,” noted the official, considering that our country is the leading global exporter of ...
Source: Larepublica
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