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Lemon Exports from Peru Rise 10% in First Quarter

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Since the start of the calendar year, Peru’s fresh lemon exports have maintained a good pace, with monthly shipments above $5 million.

At the end of the first quarter of 2024, Peruvian citrus shipments totaled 15,540 tons for $15.7 million, which meant 10 percent more in volume and 5 percent more in value compared to the same period last year, as reported by AgroPeru Informa.

In this same period, Peruvian lemons reached 15 countries, of which the three that stood out the most were the U.S., with 54 percent of the volume; Chile, with 11.5 percent; and the Dominican Republic, with 11.4 percent.

Exports to the U.S. totaled 8,077 tons for $8.5 million, which was 9 percent more in volume, but 4 percent less in value than in 2023. This is due to the drop in the price in this market (12 percent lower), which went from $1.19 to $1.05 per kilogram.

As for Peruvian exporters, the leaders were Procesadora Laran S.A.C., with 18 percent participation, and Ecosac Agrícola S.A.C., with 15 perce

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