The national potato production in Peru fell by -13.06% between January and July 2023

Updated Sep 20, 2023
Lower production of the tuber was observed in the departments of Puno -40.96%, La Libertad -0.48%, Cusco -15.94% and Huánuco -8.98%.
Between January and July 2023, national agricultural production decreased -2.99%, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) in its technical report “National Production” corresponding to the month of July 2023. He explained that this contraction of agricultural production by Peru in the first seven months of this year is explained by the recorded drop in agricultural activity of -4.06% and of livestock activity at -0.93%. The agricultural subsector registered a decrease due to lower production of potatoes, paddy rice, olives, starchy corn, alfalfa, asparagus, bananas, quinoa, among others; while livestock production was reduced due to lower production of poultry, eggs, fresh milk and sheep He explained that potato production fell by -13.06%, due to the delay in planting and harvesting of the agricultural campaign and unfavorable weather conditions (absence of rain), which affected the development and fortification of the crop. This result was observed in ...
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