Good outlook for Peruvian hearts of palm exports at the end of the first half of the year

Heart of Palm
Published Aug 16, 2022

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Heart of palm shipments has had a striking increase during the first half of 2022. Shipments totaled 2,809 tons for US$7 million, 39% more in volume and 46% more in value compared to the same period in 2021. The average price grew at 5%, trading at US$ 2.49 per kilogram. Meanwhile, the main destinations for Peruvian hearts of palm were France, with a 42% share; the United States, with 22%; and the Netherlands, with 13%.

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To France, exports were 1,210 tons for US$ 3 million, that is, 22% more in volume and 28% more in value than the first half of the previous year. The average price in the French market was US$2.41 per kilogram, 5% more than in 2021. For their part, the North Americans imported 537 tons for US$ 2 million. Compared to the first six months of last year, these were double in volume and triple in value. This is also due to an increase in price, since it was quoted at US$ 2.86 per kilogram, that is, 11% more than the previous year. Finally, the Netherlands fell to one position compared to the previous year due to a drop in imports of this product. Peru exported 381 tons for US$903 thousand, this was 18% less in volume and 12% less in value compared to the previous period. The price in this ...
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