Frutas y HortalizasDic. 28, 2011
Exportaciones crecieron en promedio 19% anual durante la última década
A su vez de acuerdo a las cifras de la FAO, Perú es el segundo productor mundial de espárragos después de China, y Estados Unidos es el principal importador de este producto en el mundo, siendo Perú el principal exportador de espárragos a EE.UU. representando un 55% de los espárragos que este país importa.
During the last decade, exports of fresh asparagus or chilled ones from Peru grew at a annual average of 19%.
During its seminar the Foreign Trade Society of Peru (ComexPerú) reported that the volume has grown 13%, almost tripling between 2001 and 2010.
While in 2008 exports fell by 3% a year later, in 2009, – the amount exported increased 10%.
The agency reported that between January and October 2011 the amount exported from vegetables rose only 0.39% with U.S.D $225 million, while the volume rose 2.6% with nearly 96,000 metric tons (MT).
“The small increase presented so far this year is due to targeted sales to the U.S., its main destination with 60% of the total, fell 3%,” the statement said.
Although it was reported that the fall was offset by a 13% increase in shipments to the United Kingdom, a nation that until October this year was the third commercial destination for the product with 8% of the total.
A significant growth in shipments to Canada was also experienced. In this case it was 222%, a figure that can only be explained by the North American Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two nations that took effect in 2009. Netherlands, Spain and Australia are other important destinations for vegetables.
Between January and October 2011 the product has reached 41 destinations, with a presence in five continents.
“The great advantage of Peru is that, due to favorable weather conditions for the production of this crop, it has relatively good levels of production during much of the year and supplies every month. So, the summer-autumn period of the northern hemisphere is taken advantage of, when in Europe and North American production is reduced to meet the demand of the markets at better prices,” said entity.
According to FAO figures, Peru is the second largest producer of asparagus, after China.
China’s export production is mostly canned and frozen, so Peru is the leading exporter of asparagus, fresh or chilled.
The U.S. is the largest importer of these products and Peru’s main supplier, with 55% of imports a year.