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Peruvian avocado exports to grow 8-10% this year

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According to figures from the National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa), Peru’s avocado shipments to international markets grew by 30 percent in 2021 compared to the previous campaign, exceeding 550,000 tons and far exceeding $1 billion, as reported by Agraria.

This year growth between 8-10 percent is expected in its industry — less than the previous campaign — is still considerable for the country that has already managed to be the second largest exporter of avocado worldwide.

The Netherlands continued to be the main destination, receiving approximately one in three avocados exported by Peru, followed by Spain and the North American market, both with a share of over 16 percent.

Maritime transport has not been the only challenge for Peruvian avocados at the start of the 2022 campaign, but also protests in the land transport sector and the stoppage in its activity left their mark on Peruvian agroexports, drastically contracting them at the end of March/early April and also affecting avocado shipments.

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