Good year for Peruvian strawberries thanks to atypical destinations

Published Nov 26, 2023

Tridge summary

The strawberry is a popular fruit globally and is one of the most exported by large producers like China and the United States. In Peru, strawberry cultivation is still developing, with approximately 4,000 hectares dedicated to it. Despite challenges in 2022, strawberry shipments in Peru have rebounded in 2023, with a 30% growth in volume and 17% growth in value. However, there are issues such as the use of unattractive varieties and lack of coordination in the value chain. In terms of international dynamics, Peruvian strawberry shipments to the United States decreased, while shipments to Canada, Guatemala, Japan, and South Korea increased. However, prices have generally fallen due to increased supply.
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Original content

The strawberry is one of the most popular fruits globally. It is considered the most popular red fruit, not only because of its high consumption in the main international markets, but also because it is one of the most exported by large producers such as China and to a lesser extent by the United States. In Peru, strawberries are still a medium-production crop that has not managed to take off. Currently, there are approximately 4,000 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of this red fruit. 75% of these areas are located in the so-called “little north” (Huaral, Barranca, Huacho, Cañete and Huaura), while the remaining areas are distributed in the Peruvian mountains. After a quite problematic 2022 due to the increase in supply internationally, the increase in raw materials necessary for the cultivation of this product and the fall in prices obtained especially for the end of the year, the strawberry seems to rebound satisfactorily in 2023 Until October of this year, strawberry ...
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