Ecuador remains the king of bananas, both conventional and organic, and the U.S. is its top export market.
Mango plantations (and other crops) were greatly affected by heavy rainfall, generating very high humidity, to which was added high temperatures that have been between 2 and 3 degrees above the average of the last 20 years.
From January 1 to August 28, 2023, Peruvian avocado exports reached 572.6 million kilos, showing an increase of 8.8 percent compared to the 526,.2 million kilos shipped in the same period of the previous year, the president of the Inform@cción consultancy, Fernando Cillóniz Benavides told Agraria.
In Colombia, according to figures through September 2022 published by the National Foreign Trade Association (Analdex), Hass avocado exports reached $178.2 million.
The new Chilean cherry season could increase by 20 percent, which would depend - along with climatic factors and logistics – on the continuing diversification of national and international ports that process fruit products produced in the country.
The 2023 Peruvian orange campaign, which runs from June to December, started on the right foot, with the first two months of the current campaign (June and July) totaling 5.07 million kilos, showing an increase of 210 percent compared to the 1.6 million kilos exported in the same period of last year.
Through July, Peru has exported 10,000 tons of blueberries, which represents a 25 percent decrease compared to the same period in the previous campaign.
In the first half of the year, Peruvian agricultural exports reached $4.11 billion, reflecting a decrease of 2.8 percent when compared to the $4.23 billion registered the same period in 2022.
So far in 2023, Peruvian grape exports reached 331,022 tons, showing growth close to 30 percent compared to what was registered in the same period of the previous year.
The coastal storm El Niño has generated warm weather in Peru, so the vines are being pruned, and the first table grapes of the 2023-2024 Peruvian campaign should start in September, when the campaign normally starts in October.