Peru: Exports of banana grew by 23 percent

Isabel Guerra

Peruvian exports of banana and its detivatives grew by 23% between January and August 2009 (compared with the same period a year before), amounting to more than US$ 36 million, according to Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX).

This partly due to in part to a major rise in shipments to the Netherlands, which bought US$ 19 million, followed by the USA (US $8 million), Japan (US $4 million) and Germany, as the main destinations.

Adex said in a statement that the 2009 season had also been notable as it marked Peru’s first banana exports to several new markets, including Canada, Ireland, South Korea, Portugal and North Korea

Peru also exported banana leaves to Spain and Italy, amounting US $40,502.

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