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Peruvian avocado exports grow 49% in May 2021

Fresh Avocado
Peru
Published Aug 11, 2021

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According to the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration, avocado exports from Peru have been recovering and as of May of this year, they grew 49%, adding USD 463 million and a volume of 209,439 tons.

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According to the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration, avocado exports from Peru have been recovering and as of May of this year they grew 49%, adding USD 463 million and a volume of 209,439 tons. According to the entity, avocado shipments increased only 0.10% in 2020 compared to 2019, exporting USD 758 million for 411,227 tons. The SIEA database of Midagri revealed that last year's avocado harvest was 46,780 hectares, which meant a decrease of 0.04% compared to 2019. In turn, its production increased 19.48% in 2020 with 642,982 tons. The departments that produced the most avocado were La Libertad, which accounts for 33% of the total production; Lima (14%); Ica (13%); Lambayeque (11%); and Junín (7%), detailed the local press. The Institute for Research and Development of Foreign Trade (Idexcam) of the CCL pointed out that "Peru has positioned itself among the main suppliers of avocados in the largest markets in the world." The country ranked as the second ...
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