Currently, according to Gestión, Peru sends 60% of its chestnut production to the market of The United States, just after Bolivia, which allocates 18% of its total production to this country, for a value of around $34.2 million US dollars, representing 53% of US purchases.
The third country to export chestnuts to The United States is Brazil. “With 13% of its production destined for this market with a value of $ 2.4 million US dollars and 4% of the US purchases”, Gestión said today.
As for the largest chestnuts producers in the world, there are Bolivia, Brazil, Cote d’Ivoire, and Peru. In the case of the Inca region, the exports are of Amazonian nuts (Bertholletia excelsa, family of Lecythidaceae).
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