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Peruvian agri-exports reached 140 markets in 2020

Main products exported were grapes, blueberries and avocados.


Mango cutting.

Peruvian agri-exports (traditional and non-traditional), totaled 7,487,583,000 dollars, presented an increase of 6% last year compared to 2019 and reached 140 markets led by the US and the Netherlands, which together concentrated 50, 4% of the total, reported the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

The Agrarian Promotion Law (N ° 27360) had a lot to do with this result, which, during its validity, helped create formal employment, reduce poverty and showed Peru as an important food power. The new Law on the Agrarian Labor Regime and Incentives for the Agrarian and Irrigation, Agro-exporter and Agroindustrial Sector (N ° 31110), endangers everything that has been advanced and will impact multiple chains.

Traditional agro

Primary agricultural shipments amounted to $ 724,085,000 and fell by 6.3%. Its main item was coffee with a participation of 88.1% and a variation of 1%, despite which it did not recover the amounts prior to the appearance of rust. Cane sugars, cane molasses and others followed.

Of a total of 60 destinations, the USA stood out –for their FOB amount–, with a representation of 28.5% (206,526,000 dollars), and Germany (143,765,000 dollars) with 19.9%. They were followed by Belgium, Colombia and Sweden. The top five countries, in all cases, closed in red.

Value added

The business union detailed that shipments from the agricultural-agroindustrial subsector (6,763,497,000 dollars) grew 7% at the end of 2020, concentrating 90.3% of total agricultural exports.

The most important products were grapes (1,045 million dollars), representing 15.5% and increasing by 19.1%, and blueberries (997 million dollars) with a share of 14.8% (+ 22.5% ). They were followed by avocado, which although presented a 31% increase in volume, in US $ FOB amount was -0.07%, due to the high production in Mexico and California (USA), which caused the price decrease .

Fresh asparagus completed the top five positions with $ 380,473,000 (-4.9%) and fresh mangoes with $ 272,038,000, whose volume increased 17% and the FOB amount 4.5%, due to lower prices of fruit from Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil, which have lower logistics costs.


140 destinations were reached, 10 fewer than in 2019, including Mauritania and Maldives. Likewise, others such as Libya, Greenland, New Caledonia, Tokelau and French Polynesia were won.

The main buyer was the US ($ 2,450,239,000) whose concentration was 36.2%, followed by the Netherlands ($ 1,113,480,000) and Spain. The United Kingdom and Ecuador also stood out. The last destination fell 20%.

In the top ten were Chile ($ 215,786,000), China ($ 197,325,000), Colombia ($ 165,412,000), Hong Kong and Canada. All closed with a positive variation.

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