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Peru's agricultural exports jumps over $1 billion

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Staff writer | Wednesday June 19, 2013 3:46AM ET
Peru agriculturePeru's agricultural exports reached $1.12 billion during the first four months of the year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture.


Peru's agricultural exports jumps over $1 billionPeru's agricultural exports jumps over $1 billion The export grown thanks to increased sales of mangoes, bananas, avocados and other major products.

According to a report by Minag's Office of Economic and Statistical Studies, in the January-April period there were more shipments of mangoes (22,000 additional tons), undenatured ethyl alcohol (19,000 tons more), Valery Cavendish bananas (9,000 tonnes more), and also fresh avocados (3,000 tonnes more).

Non-traditional agricultural exports reached $1.03 billion, which represents 92.4% of total agricultural exports or in other words a sales growth of 7.2% compared to the same period in 2012 ($958.3 million).

The highest increases saw fresh asparagus (33.6%, $23.3 million more), fresh grapes (8%, $9.4 million more), undenatured ethyl alcohol (104.3%, $15.9 million more), Valery Cavendish bananas (27.7%, $8.4 million more), and common bean (259.6%, $3.8 million).

The main destination for Peruvain agricultural exports is the United States accounting for 24.4% of the total, followed by the Netherlands (15%), Spain (5.7%), Ecuador (5.4%), Colombia (4.3%) and England (4.2%).

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