Jump in Peru’s citrus exports 

Photo: Promperú On the back of the pandemic, Peru exported 37% more citrus in 2020  than in 2019, with shipments reaching 244,000 tons, worth US$262 million, according to data released […]
Tue 30/03/2021
Photo: Promperú

On the back of the pandemic, Peru exported 37% more citrus in 2020  than in 2019, with shipments reaching 244,000 tons, worth US$262 million, according to data released by the country’s Foreign Trade Research and Development Institute (Idexcam). 

In a statement, Idexcam said: “There is a growing demand for citrus, especially mandarins, due to their antioxidant properties and high content of vitamin C which strengthens the  immune system, creating a rebound of global  commercialisation.”

Mandarin exports were up 36% y-o-y to $250.4 million, with the main market being the US, followed by the Netherlands ($15 million), Canada ($17.8 million), China  ($15.7 million) and Russia ($13.2 million).