Fruits and vegetable exports from Peru increased 5.1% in January compared to the same period last year: the Minister of Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Magali Silva announced the positive results which mean that Peru has 19 consecutive months of expansion in fruits and vegetables exports.
Grapes finished as the most successful export for Peru, registering a 10% increase in exports compared to the same period in 2014. This was primarily due to higher demand coming from economic giants, the United States and Hong Kong. Following fresh grapes in the export race are fresh mangoes.
In January, mango exports increased by 16%. This is mostly due to increases in markets in the United Kingdom (42%), Spain (37%), the Netherlands (21%), and the USA (10%).
Finishing in third place for highest exports in January was chilled asparagus.
It was reported that despite the positive growth of fruit and vegetable exports in January 2015, the total exports decreased by US$ 385 million. This is primarily due to the poor performance of fishmeal, oil, and natural gas industries.