Peru: National agricultural production decreased -0.75% in the first quarter of 2024

Published May 17, 2024

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The National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reports a decrease in national agricultural production by 0.75% in the first quarter of 2024, with the agricultural subsector decreasing by 0.63% and the livestock subsector by 0.92%. This decline is largely due to a decrease in the production of grapes, mangoes, and asparagus, caused by unfavorable weather conditions and adverse climatic conditions. Despite these setbacks, there have been positive results in the production of various crops and livestock, with increases in potato production, avocado, paddy rice, and other products in certain departments. Favorable climatic conditions have also contributed to the growth in the production of hard yellow corn and oil palm. However, there has been a decrease in the production of raw cotton, asparagus, coffee, and other agricultural products in some departments.
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In the first quarter of 2024, national agricultural production decreased -0.75%, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), through its technical report “National Production-March 2024”. He detailed that between January and March of this year, the agricultural subsector decreased -0.63% and the livestock subsector contracted -0.92%. He explained that the lower production in the agricultural subsector is explained by the decrease in the production of grapes, mango, asparagus, among other crops. Grape production from January to March 2024 was reduced by -28.65%, due to unfavorable weather conditions that affected the proper development and fortification of the crop. He pointed out that there was a lower level of grape production in Ica (-22.75%), Lima (-16.64%), La Libertad (-2.67%) and Tacna (-38.10%). In contrast, it grew in Arequipa (+39.93%) and Moquegua (+69.45%). He added that in the first three months of this year, mango production reached 115 ...
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