Fresh grapes become Peru’s second most important non-traditional export

Isabel Guerra

Peruvian exports of fresh grapes have significantly grown in recent years, becoming the second most important agricultural non-traditional export (7%) after asparagus, reported Peru’s Agriculture Minister.

Main buyers are the US, Netherlands, Hong Kong, UK, Russia, and China.

Peru’s agricultural exports exceeded the 2.62 billion dollars in 2009, despite a contraction of six percent compared to 2008 due to the decrease of export prices, and the lower demand of the main international markets affected by the world financial crisis.

The main agricultural export companies are based in Ica, and have reached important milestones in their production, productivity, trade and export, and have also achieved the best prices in this campaign

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