According to recent data released by the Peruvian Foreign Trade Association (Comex Perú), in January and February of this year, Peru’s non-traditional agricultural exports resumed growth. The export value increased by 13.5%from the same period last year to 1.303 billion US dollars. Hong Kong, China was third. Big export destination.
Peruvian website”RPP” reported on April 18 that Comex Perú stated that in the context of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Peru’s non-traditional agricultural products have performed well in exports, accounting for 17.6%of total exports in the first two months of this year.
Specifically, non-traditional agricultural products with higher export value growth include table grapes (509 million US dollars, +27.1%), mangoes (166 million US dollars, +3.5%), blueberries (45 million US dollars, +25.6%) ), avocados ($39 million, +76.2%), onions and shallots ($22 million, +94%). However, exports of quinoa and fresh asparagus have declined, with exports of 14 million US dollars and 44 million US dollars, a year-on-year decrease of 24.6%and 16.9%respectively.
Regarding export destinations, the U.S. was Peru’s main export destination for non-traditional agricultural products in the first two months. The export value was 5.03 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 15.4%over the same period last year, followed by the Netherlands (196 million U.S. dollars, +19.9%) ), Hong Kong, China (75 million U.S. dollars, +26.7%) and Spain (68 million U.S. dollars, +8.2%). In addition, Peru’s non-traditional agricultural products exported to the Chinese mainland in the same period amounted to 35 million U.S. dollars, a year-on-year increase of 29.2%.
In addition, in terms of shipments, Peru exported 757,384 tons of non-traditional agricultural products in January and February, a year-on-year increase of 4.7%.