The Exporters Association in Peru (Adex) reported that the grape shipments amounted to $544,297,000 US dollars between January and November of last year, which equals to a 40% growth when compared to the same period in 2017.
“The president of the business association, Juan Varilias Velásquez, assured that grape growers are achieving this record growth because they managed to act together to overcome obstacles such as logistical costs and constitute an example for agricultural exports in general”, a press release from Adex explained.
According to Varilias, it is essential to promote Peruvian grapes in the international market, mainly in Asian countries, where there is potential in Indonesia, Vietnam and Korea. Currently, Peru is the second supplier of grapes in Thailand.
The extension of the Agrarian Promotion Law N ° 27360 is fundamental because it will increase agricultural exports, combat informality and reduce poverty and unemployment in the agricultural sector, the press release informed.
“Out of a total of 52 markets, the ones that stood out the most in that period were the United States and the Netherlands (…) They were followed by Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, Spain and Russia”, Adex said.