Peru artichoke exports continue to climb strongly in 2012

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Peru artichoke exports continue to climb strongly in 2012

Peru's artichoke shipments have grown by an average of 28% over the last six years to US$123.3 million in 2011, website reported.

Consultancy Maximixe said estimates for 2012 were that exports would continue to grow at the same pace.

The U.S. was the main export destination with a 58% share, followed by Spain at 23% and France at 10.5%; these three countries accounted for 91% of all shipments in 2011.

Despite problems with the euro, average export prices showed an upward trend reflecting Spain's production problems caused by low temperatures.

Customs statistics showed a 19% year-on-year increase in 2011 to US$3 per kilogram (kg).

The main exporters of canned artichokes last year were Sociedad Agrícola Virú (34.8%), Danper Trujillo (25.4%), Danper Arequipa (11.9%), Alsur Perú (10.1%), Open World Export (4.3%), Cynara Perú (3.8%), Agroindustrias AIB (3%), Camposol (1.8%), Agroindustrias Josymar (1.7%) and Agroindustrias del Mantaro (1.6%).

Consultancy Inform@cción said consignments stood at 39,972 metric tons (MT) with La Libertad region the leader with 20,918 MT (52% of total exports), followed by Arequipa at 11,203MT at (28%), Ica 5,191MT (13%), Lima 1,619MT (4%) and Junín 758MT (2%).


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