Reported the Foreign Trade Society of Peru (ComexPerú)

La Libertad leads exports of avocados, blueberries and asparagus between January and September 2022

Between January and September of this year, avocado exports totaled US$911 million, of which La Libertad shipped US$299 million, representing 32.82% of the total. As for blueberries, shipments totaled US$772 million, of which US$424 million were from La Libertad, concentrating 54.92%.

Between January and September 2022, non-traditional agricultural exports from Peru reached US$5,899 million, which represented a growth of 11% compared to the same period in 2021 (US$5.313 million) and 31.9% higher than the same months of 2020 (US$4.471 million).

This was indicated by the Foreign Trade Society of Peru (ComexPerú), who pointed out that if we make a comparison with 2019 (pre-pandemic), we are no longer talking just about a recovery, but about a significant expansion of the figures in this subsector, since between January and September of that year the value of shipments was US$ 4.309 million.

Regarding the destinations of non-traditional agricultural exports, the United States positioned itself as the main one, after making purchases of US$ 2.044 million between January and September 2022, 19.4% more than in the same period of 2021, which represented the 34.6% of our total shipments to the world.

The Netherlands ranked as our second largest consumer, with an amount of US$ 878 million, showing a contraction of -3.6% compared to what was registered in the same period last year, and concentrated 14.9% of shipments in the sector.

To complete the top 5 of the destinations we have Spain, with purchases for US$ 374 million (-2.5%), 6.3% of the total; Ecuador, with US$ 299 million (+45%), 5.1% of the total; and Chile, with US$ 273 million (-1.5%), 4.6% of the total.

Among the exported products that stood out the most in the period of time analyzed we have avocados, blueberries, grapes and fresh asparagus.

Avocado is the non-traditional agricultural product with the highest export values ​​between January and September of this year, reaching a value of US$ 911 million, which represents a decrease of 9.4% compared to the same period in 2021 (US$ 1.006 million). ).

La Libertad continues to be the department with the highest avocado exports in the first three quarters of the year, with US$ 299 million, which means an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period last year. The following departments in the ranking have presented significant falls: Lima has suffered a 23.2% year-on-year drop, while avocado exports in Lambayeque fell by 19.6%.

As for blueberry exports, they totaled a value of US$772 million, which reflected an increase of 30% compared to the same period in 2021 (US$593 million). In general, the departments have had significant increases in the export of this fruit. La Libertad continues to position itself as the export leader for this product, reaching US$ 424 million, which means an increase of 33.8%; while Lambayeque registered shipments for US$187 million, an increase of 34.84%, and Ica exported US$48 million, with an increase of 54.9%. For its part, Lima suffered a drop of 12.6%, the largest in relation to the other departments, reaching only US$ 46 million in exports of this product.

The total export of grapes in the analyzed period of this year was US$594 million, showing an increase of 12.7% (US$527 million). Ica concentrated 79.7% of shipments abroad of this product (US$473 million), which reflects an increase of 15.3% compared to the period January-September in 2021. Piura followed with US$64 million (+8%). , La Libertad with US$19 million (-16%) and Lambayeque with US$16 million (-3.4%).

For their part, exports of fresh asparagus reached a value of US$240 million, which means a drop of 11.2% for the interannual period of January-September (US$271 million). La Libertad is positioned as the main export department, although it suffered a slight drop of 0.06% in its shipments to the world. For its part, Ica sales reached US$ 77 million, a decrease of 19.9%. It should be noted that there is a negative interannual variation in the January-September period in the departments of Lima (-0.04%), Lambayeque (-20.8%) and Áncash (-20.9%).

You can obtain more information about the Peruvian industry in the XXIV International Seminar Blueberries Peru 2023, which will take place on March 08 and 09 at the CCL Convention Center, Lima. If you want more information or sponsor the event you can write to or WhatsApp +56 9 3469 3871.

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