Peru: Agricultural exports up 22.9% to US$5.12 billion in January-July 2022 | News | ANDEAN


Peru’s agricultural exports continue their upward trend. In the first seven months of this year, such sales totaled $5.12 billion, an increase of 22.9% over the same period in 2021, the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Agriculture reported on Monday. irrigation (Midagri).

Exports of non-traditional agricultural products totaled US$4.562 billion between January and July, up 14.4% from the same period last year.

In this case, the products that stood out in the ranking of agricultural exports during this period were avocados, which totaled 712 million US dollars and represented 15.6% of total sales, fresh grapes (600 million US dollars; 13.2%), fresh mangoes (US$208 million; 4.6%), fresh cranberries (US$198 million; 4.3%) and fresh or chilled asparagus (151 million dollars; 3.3%).

Other products that stood out in the rankings included animal feed, whose sales amounted to $133 million and accounted for 2.9% of the total, frozen mangoes ($128 million; 2.8% ), other citrus fruits (US$115 million; 2.5%), other fresh fruits (US$90 million; 2%), crude palm oil (US$75 million (1.6%), bananas, including plantains (US$73 million; 1.6%), and other cocoa beans (US$69 million; 1.5%).

Together, these 12 products accounted for 56% of non-traditional exportable supply.

Between January and July of this year, the products that contributed the most to this increase were fresh grapes (31.7%), fresh cranberries (119.6%), crude palm oil (199.4% ), tara seed mucilage (149.2%), animal feed (26.7%), ethyl alcohol (72.2%), frozen mangoes (20.0%), palm oil and its fractions (141.4%), other algae (74.0%) and other citrus fruits (15.6%).

Midagri pointed out that, in the basket of non-traditional products, sales of fruits and vegetables reached $2.644 billion (58% of non-traditional agricultural exports) in July 2022, an increase of 4.1% compared to the previous year. same period in 2021.

Traditional exports

The government agency said traditional agricultural exports totaled $588 million, up 212.2% from 2021, due to higher exports of unroasted coffee without decaffeination ($529 million) and cane molasses ($4.4 million), sales of which increased by 255.7% and 14.1%. , respectively.

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Posted: 9/12/2022

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