U.S. and Netherlands received 47% of Peru's agricultural exports
In the first half of 2021, Peruvian agro-exports (including traditional and non-traditional) totaled 3.427 billion dollars, registering a 20.9% year-on-year increase, according to data provided by the Peruvian Foreign Trade Society (Comex Peru).
Traditional agricultural shipments reached 127 million dollars (+ 5%), while agricultural and agro-industrial shipments (non-industrial) amounted to 3.300 billion (+ 21.6%).
The main markets were the United States with 981 million dollars (+10.7%), accounting for 29% of the total; and the Netherlands with purchases for 600 million dollars, a 26.4% increase and concentrating 18% of the total.
Other important destinations were Spain with shipments for 251 million dollars (+ 20.4%) and a 7% of the total; Chile, with 190 million dollars (+ 86.6%) concentrating a 6% share; Ecuador, with 134 million dollars (+ 6.1%) and 4%; and the United Kingdom, with 122 million dollars (+ 13.3%), among others.
The main agricultural and agroindustrial (non-traditional) products shipped from January to June 2021 were fresh avocados for 667 million dollars (+ 43.8%); fresh grapes, for 522 million dollars (+ 25%); fresh mangoes, for 232 million (+ 8.3%); fresh or chilled asparagus, for 133 million dollars (+ 13.7%); and frozen mangoes, for 106 million (+ 7%). ■