South America’s leading soft citrus exporter is expecting more strong export growth to China this year.
Peru has become the largest soft citrus exporter in the region by volume, and is expected it to be on a level with South Africa in a few years’ time.
These expectations are based on factors including demand from Chinese consumers, the management of the export companies sending shipments to Asia, and the development of good-quality products.
Peru producers think they are going to continue increasing exports of the late varieties.
Peru produced around 120,000MT of W. Murcott mandarins last year, and exports amounted to between 50,000-70,000MT. This year, the hope is to produce around 140,000 MT while aiming to export about 85,000 MT.