Peru's pomegranate exports grow 79%

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Peru's pomegranate exports grow 79%

Peru's year-on-year pomegranate exports grew 79% during the first five months of 2011 to 2,124.1 metric tons (MT), market consultancy Inform@acción told website

The total value of pomegranate exports grew 47% during the period to US$5.9 million, the story reported.

Shipments reached five new countries this year while the main markets were the Netherlands (35.1%), Russia (20.1%), the U.K. (19%), Spain (9.2%) and France (3.8%).

The fastest growing destination markets for Peruvian pomegranates were the U.K. (637.6%) and France (104.6%).

The majority of pomegranate exports were from company Athos S.A. with 56.7% of total shipments, followed by Exportadora Frutícola del Sur S.A. (25,8%), Inversiones Nivama S.A.C. (7,9%) and Inca Frut S.A. (3,1%).

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