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Peru exported 4,037 tons of tomatoes for US$ 7.3 million between January and March 2024, registering a -5.4% drop in volume, but a 5.7% increase in value

Published May 29, 2024

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In the first quarter of 2024, Peru experienced a contraction in tomato exports by 5.4% in volume but saw a 5.7% increase in value compared to the same period in the previous year. This increase in value is attributed to an 11.7% rise in the average price per kilogram, reaching US$ 1.6 per kilogram. Peru exported to 12 markets in Q1 2024, two more than the previous year, with Colombia being the primary market. Icatom S.A. was the leading exporter, accounting for 99.9% of the total tomato exports, primarily focusing on tomato paste.
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(Agraria.pe) In the first quarter of 2024, Peru exported 4,037 tons of tomatoes for US$ 7.3 million, which meant a contraction of -5.4% in volume, but an increase of 5.7% in value compared to what was recorded in same period of the previous year. This growth in value is explained by the 11.7% increase in the average price per kilogram, reaching US$ 1.6 per kilogram. In terms of destinations, in the first three months of this year, tomatoes from Peru reached 12 markets, 2 more markets compared to the 10 reported between January and March 2023. In the period analyzed this year, the main destination was Colombia, with 1,877 tons valued at US$ 3.5 million, representing 48.0% of the total exported consignments, with an average price of US$ 1.9 per kilogram. They were followed by Ecuador, with 19.4% share (832 tons valued at US$ 1.4 million at a price of US$ 1.7 per kilogram) and Bolivia, with 8.5% share (311 ...
Source: Agraria
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