Peruvian officials forecast agricultural exports to reach $11 billion this year

Peru’s Ministry of Agricultural Development and Irrigation (Midagri) recently predicted that Peruvian agricultural exports will reach $11 billion in 2023 and exceed $12 billion by 2025, as long as no major trade restrictions or severe weather affects them.

Peruvian newspaper El Peruano reported on March 29 that César Romero, an international trade expert at Midagri, said that in recent years, Peru’s agricultural exports have grown at an average annual rate of 12.5 percent, making Peru one of the world’s top 10 food suppliers; in 2022, Peru’s agricultural exports reached a new high of $10.421 billion, an increase of 13.6 percent over 2021. The main exports include blueberries, grapes, coffee, avocados, asparagus and mangoes, up 13.6%.

Romero highlighted the Peruvian avocado export business, saying that Peruvian avocados are exported to 39 markets around the world, with 264 mountain and coastal enterprises involved in the avocado export business, most of which are small producers. In addition, in coffee exports, there are about 115 producer associations and cooperatives involved in the coffee bean export business.

In addition, Romero noted that the current international environment will promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially organic, functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Source: South American Diaspora Network

Post time: Apr-13-2023