Peru: Ica, Piura, La Libertad regions represented 82% of agro-exports in Jan 2019

Peru’s traditional and non-traditional agro-exports —excluding Lima and Callao— totaled US$602.5 million in January 2019, thus increasing 15.5% over the same period last year, Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) informed Wednesday.

In this sense, products from Ica, Piura, and La Libertad regions accounted for 82% of the total.

CIEN-ADEX Policy Development Analyst Nancy Arreluce indicated Ica region led the agro-exports ranking, amounting to US$229.4 million and registering a 7.8% rise compared to the same term in 2018. In this territory, grapes (80% of the total agro-exports), asparagus, and onions stood out. Their main destinations were the United States, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, China, Spain, Mexico, Canada, and South Korea.

Northern Piura region holds the second position. It reached US$134.6 million and expanded 11.9%. Its top exported products were mangoes, grapes, and bananas. Corresponding target markets were the USA, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

La Libertad region comes in third place, totaling US$127.3 million from exports of blueberries, grapes, and asparagus.

Furthermore, Lambayeque (US$47.7 million) and Arequipa (US$13.9 million) held the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

According to Arreluce, it is important to reinforce competitiveness among agro-exporting companies in order to diversify markets and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the current trade agreements and those which are under negotiation.


Fuente: Andina

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