Peru has managed to make it to the top leading tangerine exporter in Latin America, surpassing countries such as the United States, Chile and Argentina, which previously led the exports of this fruit.
“In 2018, the Peruvian tangerine has gone out to more than 26 countries in the world, having as main buyers the United States, England, Canada, Holland, China, increasing the volume of shipments to 146 thousand 225 tons”, informed La República.
This amount of exports translate into an inflow of foreign currency for $191 thousand 738 million US dollars, which is higher by 21.7% compared to 2017.
This income also generates benefits for the more than 4 thousand 500 tangerine-producing families in the country.
It should be noted that the number of producers who grow this citrus fruit is concentrated mainly in Lima, Junin, Ica, Puno, Ucayali, Loreto, La Libertad, Cusco, Huanuco, Madre de Dios, Arequipa, Ayacucho, San Martin, Pasco and Tumbes, producing four different varieties: clementines, satsumas, tangerines, hybrids.