Peru’s agro-exports surged to US$ 4.42 billion in 2013

Lima, Feb. 09. Agricultural exports from Peru totaled US$4.42 billion in 2013, an increase of 0.8 percent compared to a year earlier, Peruvian Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) has reported.

According to the report carried out by this sector, the star products in 2013 were fresh grapes, asparagus, fresh avocados, quinoa, clementines, undernatured ethyl alcohol, fresh onions, among other products.

Between January and Dec 2013, Peru’s agricultural products entered 135 markets having as main export destination to the United States, which accounted for 27.7 percent of the total, followed by the Netherlands (12.1 percent), Germany (7.5 percent) and Spain (6 percent).

Minagri has foreseen agricultural exports from the Andean nation are expected to soar between 12 percent to 15 percent this year. The aforementioned growth will be driven by increased shipments of organic products such as coffee, cacao, quinoa among other products to main consumer markets. In 2012, Peru’s agricultural exports amounted to US$ 4.39 billion.

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