Peru is set to finish the 2018-19 table grape season with exports of 50 million 8.2 kilogram boxes, according to the Peruvian Table Grape Growers Association (ProVid).
The organization’s general manager Carlos Zamorano Macchiavello said the figure would mark a 51.5% rise over the previous season, which was severely affected by heavy rains and flooding at the start of 2017.
As a result only 33 million boxes were exported during the 2017-18 campaign.
Zamorano said that this current season’s export figure would be a record and be higher than pre-season forecasts of 45 million boxes.
The main markets for Peruvian grapes were the U.S., China, the Netherlands and the U.K. Around half of the 50 million boxes of export grapes came from the north of the country and the other half from the south, according to Zamorano.