Peru has become the world’s largest blueberry exporter in a short time, and its growers have big growth plans for this season.
Mexico saw an increase in tomato export value of 20.6 percent in 2020 over the previous year, totaling $2.6 billion and breaking its own record.
The ASOEX Citrus Committee reported that the 2021 lemon season began with harvests in week 15 with the Messina, Eureka, and Genova varieties, and during week 19 the first shipments were made.
Strawberry exports from Mexico grew 24.8 percent in the period from January to April 2021, at an annual rate, reaching $662 million dollars.
According to Senasa, during the first four months of 2021, the Rio Negro region exported 24,071 tons of apples, reflecting a 30 percent decrease when compared to the same period of last year and the lowest export volume of region’s history, as reported by Rio Negro.
According to data from the Agricultural Markets Consultant Group, Mexican fruit and vegetable exports increased by 13.3 percent in volume and 13.5 percent in value during the first four months of 2021.
Despite the pandemic, in 2020 Peruvian agricultural exports continued to grow, reaching $7.47 billion compared to $7.09 billion in 2019.
The Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (Fedexpor) released data showing a decrease in banana exports the first quarter of this year while citing a slow economic recovery in destination countries and the impact of confinement measures in some countries as the two main factors.
Peruvian produce exports rose 16.4% in the first quarter of 2021, led by massive grape growth.
According to ASOEX’s Citrus Committee, Chile shipped its first clementine load in week 15 and had shipped 573 tons by week 17, compared to 1,503 tons exported by the same week the previous year.