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Peru: Avocado exports totaled US$369.9 million in 2016

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 > 09:23:17

Andina Peru

Peru's avocado exports totaled US$369.9 million in 2016, up by 29.7% from the previous year, private-run Foreign Trade Society (ComexPeru) highlighted.

The business association stressed farming-exports have had a good performance over recent years. In this sense, they experienced a 6.7% increase in 2016.

Since 2006, avocados have been positioning as the third-most exported farming product, behind grapes and asparagus.

According to the National Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat), Peruvian avocado shipments experienced an accumulated growth of 146.2% in the 2011-2016 period. 


The Netherlands was Peru's top exports destination during the analyzed period having accounted for 41.2% of total exports.

Next in the list were Spain (19.7%), the United States (18.9%) and the United Kingdom (11.1%).

Together, they accounted for 90.9% of total avocado sales to the world. 

Third place in the world 

According to the International Trade Center's (ITC) figures, Peru was the planet's third-largest avocado exporter in 2016, only behind Mexico and the Netherlands. Both countries held the first and second position, respectively. 


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