Peru's fruit pulp exports set to grow by nearly a third
Mariposa Andina general manager Graciela Trujillo, said despite the crisis in Europe, demand and prices in these countries for lúcuma, cherimoya (also known as custard apple), camu camu and maracuyá fruit pulp would remain stable.
He added that he expected demand to grow from traditional markets such as the U.S. and Chile throughout 2012.
Customs statistics show exports of lúcuma pulp exceeded US$300,000 in 2011 with an average price of US$2.78 per kilo. Chile imported US$209,000, followed by the U.S. with US$63,000 and Japan with US$19,000.
Cherimoya pulp shipments in the first half of 2011 totaled US$156,000 with an average price of US$2.60 per kilo, which represented a 241% year-on-year increase.
Agrodata information from January to June 2011 showed Unión de Negocios Corporativos (Mariposa Andina) exported US$124,000 fruit pulp, followed by Gastronomic Fruits with US$62,000 and Exportadora Doña Isabel with US$35,000.