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Peruvian lime exports grow 63% in the first 3 weeks of 2024

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Limes are one of the fruits that has grown the most in Peruvian exports so far this year, with a total of 5,432 tons sent to the international market, according to Agraria.

Headshot of Marco Campos, Produce Blue Book's media coordinator for Latin America.

This citrus fruit has shown a positive start to 2024, with an increase of 63 percent in the first three weeks, compared to the same period last year. This increase is due to the greater demand from international markets, who recognize and appreciate the quality of Peruvian limes, exporters say.

Most of the lime exports have been shipped from the Port of Paita (84 percent) and, to a lesser extent, from the Port of Callao (16 percent).

Over the course of 2023, lime exports covered a total of 39 destinations, marking an increase of four new markets compared to 2022. So far in 2024, 17 countries have been reached, the most notable being the U.S. (45 percent), Spain (15 percent), China (14 percent), Dominican Republic (9 percent) and Germany (6 percent).

Among the exporters, Multifoods S.A.C. stood out, with a 16 percent share; followed by Agromar Industrial S.A., with 13 percent; Limones Piuranos S.A.C., with 11 percent; Ecosac Agrícola S.A.C., with 9 percent; and Procesadora Laran S.A.C., with 8 percent.


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