Peruvian cereal exports grew by 630 percent

Isabel Guerra

Peruvian cereal exports reached US$ 20,833,000 in the first quarter of 2009, a 630% increase compared to last year’s US$ 2.85 million, reported the Peruvian Exporters Association (Adex).

Peru exported a total of 19 cereal shipments during the first quarter of 2009, and the most important amount was “semi-milled and milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed” with US$ 16,914,000.

Peru also exported “Kiwicha (except for sowing)” for US$ 316,772; “Other cereals” for US$ 109,575; “Purple corn” for US$ 35,227; “Other wheat” for US$ 23,396; among others.

According to ADEX Data Trade Intelligence System, cereal exports reached 22 markets, with Colombia as the main target, with imports totaling US$ 17’273,000, an encouraging figure based mainly in Peruvian rice purchases.

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