Exports for Peruvian citrus have soared by 40 percent this season through early season over a year ago to 198,996 metric tons (MT). The increase is primarily due to mandarins
It highlights the growth of the mandarin led by the W. Murcott variety, in citrus exports from the Andean country.
The main citrus varieties exported by Peru from the beginning of 2020 to mid-August are: W. Murcott with 61,920MT (+ 57 percent), Satsuma 35,672MT (+ 32 percent), Tango 29,042MT (+ 76 percent), Minneola and / or Orlando 15,890 tons (-2 percent), Valencia 10,656 tons (+ 65 percent).
North American was the country’s leading market, to which 54 percent of exports were shipped. This year the market has received 61 percent more Peruvian citrus than last year.
It is followed by Europe with shipments of 70,251 tons (+ 24 percent) and concentrating 35 percent of the total; Asia with shipments of 13,334 tons (+ 12 percent) and acquiring 7 percent of the total; Latin America with 7,654 tons (+ 19 percent) and a 4 percent share; and Africa with 710 tons (+ 10 percent) and representing 1 percent of the total.
The main citrus exporter in Peru is the Consorcio de Productores de Frutas (CPF), which shipped 49,016 tons (+ 36 percent) from the beginning of the year until the mid August.