Peru's citrus exports grow 30% through October
Peru’s citrus exports totaled 64,000 metric tons for a value of US $53.5 million from January to October 2010, a 30% increase compared to the same period in 2009, local agricultural news site Agaria.pe reported.
Leading exports was the mandarin, which totaled 36,600 MT for a value of US $34.4 million, a 46.4% increase year-over-year when exports valued US $23.5 million. The U.K. received the largest amount of Peruvian mangoes during the ten month period, receiving a value of US $11.7 million. Following was the United States (US $7.4 million), Canada (US $6 million) and the Netherlands (US $4.5 million).
Following the mandarin was the tangelo, with a total of 21,700MT exported worth US$16.5 million, up 6.3% compared to the previous year. The Netherlands received the largest share of exports with a value of US$ 6.2 million, followed by the US (US$5.1 million) and the UK (US$ 1.6 million).
Orange shipments totaled 7,300 MT through September, which was worth a total of US $3.8 million, a 78% increase compared to the previous year. Shipments went to the Netherlands (US$ 1.6 million), the US (US$ 774,000), the UK (US $753,800) and Colombia (US$ 160,000).
Lemons shipments grew 25% to reach US $6.1 million. Shipments went to Denmark (US $3.3 million), Germany (US $1.2 million) and Chile (US $825,000).