Colombian fruit sales to the US add up to USD137.8 million this year with an increase in lemons

Published Aug 19, 2021

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An analysis by the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Colombia, with information from the US Census Bureau indicated that in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020, Colombian fruit exports to the United States grew 28.1%, going from USD 107.5 million between USD 137.8 million. According to the entity, if the figures are compared with the first half of 2019, the rise in fruit exports in 2021 had an increase of 47.1%.

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María Claudia Lacouture, director of AmCham commented: “The trade agreement between Colombia and the United States provides clear rules for business and the agricultural sector has been one of the main beneficiaries of the elimination of tariffs and the use of other advantages such as geographical distance. that facilitates the trade of this type of products ”. When analyzing by products with higher increases, fresh or dried lemons went from USD 5.4 million in the first half of 2020 to USD 17.4 million, presenting a growth of 219.4%. In the case of fresh fruits, they grew 110.2%, that is, USD 179,754 in the first half of 2021. Fresh oranges had an increase of + 80.5%; raspberries, blackberries, blackberries, blackberries-raspberries and currants (+ 72.8%); fresh or dried pineapples (+ 56.2%); cranberries, bilberries and other fruits (+ 51.7%); black, white or red currants, including gooseberries (+ 38.5%); fruits and other fruits, uncooked or cooked in water or steam, frozen, ...
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