During 2018, fruits and vegetables exported from Peru reached more than $2.5 billion US dollars, according to the Agricultural Export Report of BBVA Research.
Avocado and blueberry grapes accounted for 65% of the exported fruit during the said period, and in the case of legumes, half corresponds to asparagus.
The main destination markets for these products were the United States and the European Union, El Comercio said.
Hugo Perea, the chief economist at BBVA Research, said that the factors that have positively influenced agricultural exports are free trade agreements, the differentiated tax and labor regime, the expansion of agricultural land for export, coordination between various sectors, and taking advantage of important comparative advantages in the production of some foods.
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