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More Peruvian mangos go to the U.S.

The United States continues to be the top destination for Peruvian mango exporters with fresh taking an increasing share.

According to the Exporters Association (Adex), Peruvian mango shipments totaled $295 million during the 2019-2020 campaign, as reported by Andina.

The main part of those exports, or 78 percent, pertained to fresh mango, which increased by 16 percent in volume and 2 percent in value. Frozen mangos made up 19.7 percent of the amount, increasing 5 percent in volume and 3.5 percent in value. Both dried and canned mangos reported a decline, 69 percent and 72 percent respectively.

Within a total of 45 destinations, the U.S. and the Netherlands stood out with the majority of shipments received, with $96,693,000 and $89,061,000 respectively, accounting for 62.8 percent of the total exported. U.S. shipments increased 17 percent, while shipments to the Netherlands decreased by 5 percent.

Following behind were South Korea with $17,870,000 and Spain with $16,128,000, and even further were Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Russia, Chile, Germany, and Mexico. While there has been progress in markets such as Russia, Mexico, China, and Australia, other markets such as Uruguay, Colombia, Senegal, Austria, and Singapore were lost.

Lizbeth Pumasunco Rivera, the Coordinator of Commercial Intelligence of the Center for Research on Economy and Global Business of the Association of Exporters CIEN-Adex, said the Peruvian-Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into last February, has helped promote the export of frozen mango up to a worth of $606,575. It has also helped triple the volume of shipments the first quarter this year, compared to the same period in 2019.

Marco Campos is Media Coordinator, Latin America for Blue Book Services