A record setting October helped successfully launch Peruvian table grape exports this season, with dramatic volume increases for the U.S.
Data from the country’s Exporters’ Association shows that
Exports in the season’s opening month rose by 15 percent to the U.S., according the Peruvian Exporters Association.
Table grapes accounted 12 percent of Peru’s total agricultural exports during October, second to blueberries, but ahead of asparagus, onions, quinoa, cacao, and bananas.
The Netherlands was the main table grape export market during the month, growing by 3 percent, followed by the U.K. with 6 percent growth.
The U.S. was the third largest market, with an astounding growth thus of 211 percent. The three-fold higher exports over last season came as U.S. grape supplies were significantly lower.