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Peruvian table grape exports increased by 23% in 10 months

According to the Association of Peruvian Exporters (ADEX), in October 2020, grape exports from Peru increased by 11% compared to October 2019 and reached $80 million. From January to October 2020, the volume of exports of Peruvian grapes in monetary terms increased by 23% compared to the same period in 2019 and amounted to $546 million.

The main volume of exports – $324 million – were exported from the Department of Ica. The Association of Exporters of Peru (ADEX) is concerned about workers’ protests in Ica. According to FruitNews based on the information from Freshfruitportal, the protests have led to disruptions in the transportation of agricultural products.

“Every day of protests delays the shipment of 200 containers of agricultural products. The cost of the loss is about $10 million per day. The average cost of each container is about $50,000,” the Association comments.

The Piura Region increased its grape exports by 16.6%. In Lambayek, shipments fell by 2.4% and in La Libertad by 16.3%. The main countries – importers of Peruvian grapes in 2020 were the USA (+ 40.93%) and the Netherlands (+ 14.53%), followed by Hong Kong, Mexico, China, Great Britain, Spain, Colombia, South Korea and Canada.

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