Peru’s perishable exports to not be affected by world crisis this year

Peru’s perishable food exports won’t be affected by the international financial crisis this year because targets of these kinds of products are sectors with high purchasing power, the Asociación Civil Frío Aéreo reported today.

It indicated that Peruvian perishable products are commercialized at a high price among the wealthiest consumers of the diverse world economies, due to its excellent quality.

“The expectation for this year is that perishable food exports increase by ten percent compared to 2007, totaling 120,00 metric tons, from which around 24,000 metric tons will be sent by sea and 98,000 by air”, it reported to Andina news agency.

In this regard, the institution indicated that to date perishables exported by air have registered an increase of ten percent, while exports by sea have showed an increase between 15 and 20 percent.

"In addition, due to the fact that this is harvest season, I don’t believe this volume of perishables remain in the domestic market, and it will have to be sent to international markets", he said.