Peruvian exports to Asia soar
Peru is the guest country of honor at Asia Fruit Logistica ON 2020
Demand for organic ginger skyrockets due to the pandemic
In 2020, Peruvian ginger reached export levels never recorded before. The healthy properties and nutritional benefits of ginger, added to the decrease in supply from China, the world's leading producer, resulted in a great opportunity for Peru, whose campaign coincided with the expansion of the health crisis.
Agrifood sector withstands general fall in Peruvian exports
Peru’s exports fell 13.6% in July, which was seen as a sign of hope after much greater drops in the previous months, due to the ongoing pandemic. The president of the Association de Exportadores (ADEX), Erik Fischer Llanos, said: "The worst was -50.6% in April, followed by -45.1% in May and -30.9% in June; so, in medical terms, we would say that the patient is still in a delicate situation."
Southern Hemisphere grapes withstand impact of pandemic
The Southern Hemisphere exported 1.315 billion tons of grapes in the 2019/20 marketing year. Even though the Southern Hemisphere 2019-20 grape campaign was hit by the effects of the pandemic, by adapting rapidly, export levels remained fairly stable. Patented varieties are making significant progress compared to classic varieties. Peru's growth continues, while Chile’s crop was smaller due to adverse weather, political and commercial conditions.
Demand for Peruvian food grows in Vietnam
Peru continues to target Asian markets with the firm objective of becoming a strategic partner in the export of its fresh products. With an annual growth of close to 5%, Peru is one of the Latin American countries with the greatest international projection. The export of food represents its second generator of foreign exchange and, although its main destination markets are currently North America and the European Union, the growth in trade with Asia in the fruit and vegetable sector has evolved favourably in recent years.
La California expands melon production in Peru
La California has continued to develop its melon production project in Peru. “For the third year, we are continuing tests in Peru on 5 hectares of Saporito melons. The results are very good thanks to the climate and the suitable soil that prevent fungus formation. With this production, we plan to cover the calendar window not covered by Brazilian melons, which generally last up to February. So these melons from Peru will be supplied from March to April, at which point they will be joined by Spanish and Italian fruit in May and June," said general manager, Giuseppe Galluccio.
International Blueberry Organization Summit Rescheduled to 2021
The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit, which was set to take place in Trujillo, Peru between August 10 and 12, 2020, has officially been rescheduled in light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The event will now be held in the same location between August 22 and 25, 2021.
Sunshine Export SAC exports 1,000th fresh mango container of 2019/2020 campaign
Never before has a Peruvian company achieved this export figure in one campaign.
Sunshine Export SAC, located in the city of Tambogrande, exported its 1,000th container of fresh mango of the 2019/2020 campaign. This set a new record, both for the company and for the country, since never before has any company achieved this number of fresh mango shipments abroad during the same campaign.
It should be noted that the current campaign is still ongoing, so this figure could be exceeded, with the commercial window of fresh mango in Peru extending until April.