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The U.S. receives nearly half of Peruvian table grape exports in 2023-2024 campaign

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Peruvian grapes, courtesy Vanguard

Between week 35 of 2023 and week 09 of 2024, Peruvian exports of fresh grapes reached 562 tons for $1.484 billion, showing a drop of 11 percent in volume, but an increase of 2 percent in value, compared to what registered in the same period of the previous campaign (2022/2023), according to Agraria, using figures from the market information company, Fluctuante.

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

The main destination markets were: the U.S., which accounts for 48 percent of the total; Netherlands (11 percent); and Mexico (8 percent).

In the U.S. market, despite a 12 percent drop in volume, value remained unchanged, suggesting stable demand and a willingness to pay higher prices for quality products.

On the other hand, in the Dutch market, although a decrease was observed in both value and volume, it remains a strategic market that requires special attention to maintain and strengthen Peru’s market presence.

Lastly, the Mexican market showed a significant increase in both value and volume, highlighting the growth opportunities in this market.

The leading export companies in this period were: Sociedad Agrícola Rapel S.A.C. with a participation of 9 percent; Ecosac, with 8 percent, and El Pedregal S.A., with 8 percent.


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