Peruvian grape exports to reach 73 million cases this season, up 13 percent year-on-year

Peruvian fresh grape exports will reach 73 million cases (8.2 kg per case) in the 2022/23 season, up 13% from the previous season’s 64.4 million cases and up 2% from the September forecast, according to the latest forecast by the Peruvian Association of Fresh Grape Growers and Exporters (Provid). Peruvian fresh grapes will be exported to more than 58 markets in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Oceania and Africa.

Provid said Peruvian fresh grape exports are mainly between October and March, and the forecast is based on partner and producer forecasts for production and export volumes to date. Peru’s fresh grape industry is dynamic and quick to adapt to consumer preferences for new varieties, and the significant growth experienced by the industry is due to growers choosing to switch from traditional to improved varieties, which in turn translates into higher yields per hectare.

Provid noted that agricultural production and fresh grape exports have been paralyzed in recent weeks by the political and social instability in Peru, which has seen demonstrations and road closures that have affected normal transportation. So far, traffic conditions on Peru’s main roads have normalized, so it is expected that export shipments will return to normal in the coming weeks.

According to an article by Luis Corvera, CEO of FreshFruit, a Peruvian fruit industry consulting firm, Peru exported a total of 531,069 tons of fresh grapes in the 2021/22 season, valued at $1.373 billion, ranking it as the world’s top fresh grape supplier. This represents an increase of 23% and 25% year-on-year, respectively. Although the Chinese market ranked third with a 13% market share, the value of exports exceeded that of the Netherlands and the average price reached the highest level of US$2.97/kg.

Source: International Fruit and Vegetable Report

Post time: Jan-11-2023