Actualidad nacional e internacionalOct. 13, 2017
Perú: Exportaciones de alimentos crecen 10% entre Enero – Agosto 2017
08:00. Lima, Oct. 9.
Peru’s food exports reached 138 countries, thus totaling US$3.605 billion in the first eight months of 2017, up 10% from the same period last year, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri)
Growth was mainly underpinned by greater shipments of non- traditional products, whose export value increased by 13% in said period.
According to Minagri, most demanded products included citrus fruits (+56%), fresh fruits (+54%),
animal feed (+48%), avocados (+44%), fresh grapes (+19%), quinoa (+14%), fresh mangoes (+8%) and evaporated milk (+5%), among others.
Top destinations for Peruvian products were China (+121%), South Korea (+121%), Ecuador (+30%), Italy (+23%), Spain (+16%), Belgium (+12%), the United States (+9 %), England (+5%), Canada (+5 %), the Netherlands (+4%) and Chile (+2 %).
Between January and August, traditional agricultural shipments reached US$339 million, thus accounting for 9% of total agro-exports.
On the other hand, the non-traditional secto achieved a 13% growth, going up from US$2.90
billion in 2016 to US$3.266 billion this year (durin the Jan-Aug period). Said shipments made up 91% of total agricultura sales.
Goods such as avocados, grapes, asparagus mangoes, citrus fruits, Cavendish Valery bananas
cacao and quinoa as well as animal feed stood out in this sense.
Peruvian agricultural products captivated 13 countries, being the United States (27%) the main
target market, followed by the Netherlands (15%) Spain (7%), England (5%), Ecuador (5%), China (5%) Germany (3%), Chile (3%), Belgium (2%) and Canada (2%).
Lastly, Peru had an accumulated trade surplus o US$524 million during the first eight months of 2017 In the analyzed period, total exports amounted t US$3.605 billion, whereas imports reached US$ 3.08 billion.