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Prospects for the current citrus export season in Peru

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Published Apr 10, 2024

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The 2023 Citrus Yearbook highlights Peru's position as the fourth largest citrus supplier in the Southern Hemisphere, contributing 250,000 tons, or 6% of the total volume, mainly in mandarins and limes. Fernando Cillóniz, a notable Peruvian businessman and politician, emphasized the growth in Peru's citrus exports, especially mandarins, despite challenges like high temperatures impacting early citrus varieties. However, late-season varieties such as W.Murcott and Tango are anticipated to perform well. The article also touches on the dynamics of the export market, including a rise in fresh orange exports and efforts to enhance market presence through supermarket collaborations, amidst competitive pressures, notably from South Africa.
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The 2023 Citrus Yearbook indicates that Peru is ranked fourth among citrus suppliers in the Southern Hemisphere, with a share of 6% and a total volume shipped of 250,000 tons, mainly represented by mandarins and limes. In this regard, the Peruvian businessman and politician, Fernando Cillóniz, commented in said document that Peru has many citrus stories: “The extraordinary growth of Peruvian fruit growing in recent years ($10,400 million of agricultural exports in 2022) is due to a certain extent , to the growth of the production and export of citrus fruits: mandarins, lemons, tangelo-minneolas, oranges and grapefruits. Cilloniz pointed out that in the last five years the area of mandarin exports went from 4,628 hectares in 2017 to 9,249 hectares in 2022. The most cultivated varieties are W. Murcott, with 4,077 hectares and Tango with 2,010 hectares. “The areas of Satsumas Okitsu and Owari mandarins have mainly been gradually decreasing. They went from 2,000 hectares in 2017 to ...
Source: AgroPeru
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