Peru: Blueberries drive an increase in agricultural exports in 2024

Published May 27, 2024

Tridge summary

In the first quarter of 2024, Peru's agricultural exports saw a 10.8% increase compared to the same period in 2023, totaling US$ 2,481 million, as reported by the country's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Elizabeth Galdo. This growth was largely driven by the export of blueberries, cocoa, and lemon derivatives, with Ica, La Libertad, and Piura being the primary agro-exporting regions. In 2023, Peru's agricultural exports amounted to US$10,484 million, which represented 16% of the country's total shipments, and positioned it as the ninth largest fruit exporter in the world. The country leads in the export of various agricultural products, including grapes, blueberries, asparagus, and quinoa, with 2,743 exporters offering 655 products to 141 markets in 2023. The majority of these exporters were micro, small, or medium-sized companies.
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The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, Elizabeth Galdo, indicated that in the first quarter of 2024, the country's agricultural exports totaled US$ 2,481 million, a figure that represented an increase of 10.8% compared to the same period in 2023. According to AgroPerú, shipments of blueberries (which have doubled their exports), cocoa and derivatives (+82.7%) and lemon and derivatives (+85.6%) stood out during the period. The main agro-exporting regions were Ica (grapes, blueberries, asparagus), with US$666 million; La Libertad (blueberry, avocado, asparagus) with $386 million; and Piura (grape, mango, lemon), with US$273 million. Galdo said that Peru has positioned itself as one of the world's main suppliers of excellent quality fruit. “In 2023, agricultural exports amounted to US$10,484 million, which represented a growth of 4.4% compared to the previous year. In this way, agricultural exports represented 16% of total shipments. In addition, our country was ...
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