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Peruvian table grape exports to surpass 60 million boxes

Peruvian table grapes exports expect a growth of 9 percent, reaching 62.5 million boxes, according to Provid’s first estimate of the 2021-2022 campaign.

Peru is strengthened by their attractive varieties and successful diversification of volume to different markets, Provid said.

Export opportunities are on the rise thanks to joint work with SENASA in the opening of new markets, with the Japanese market expected to be available soon and the Chinese market in the works.

“As Peru is the second exporter of table grapes in the world, Provid is responsible for delivering key information that allows suppliers, markets and others to manage volumes in the most sustainable way, compatible with existing resources and anticipating those that will be needed,” said Manuel Yzaga, President of Provid.

He said the challenge is to produce grapes of good quality and condition that allow them to achieve the best possible economic returns, even more so considering the complex environment in which we find ourselves due to the global pandemic.

“Shipping companies, logistics agents, SENASA, among others, must be able to absorb growth efficiently and effectively. We owe ourselves to those who allow us to bear the costs of production and export, explicitly to the market”, he said.

Peru’s export season is typically November through April.

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