Peru citrus exports drop from last season

From Produce Blue Book | 3 August 2023

Overview of citrus from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on August 2, 2023. 

Since the Peruvian citrus campaign began, shipments have not been able to exceed those of 2022.

After a little more than half of the season, shipments have declined, as opposed to having risen as expected, as reported by Agraria.

So far this season, Peru has exported 86,765 tons, reflecting a 15 percent decline when compared to the same period last year. At week 28, citrus shipments totaled 7,126 tons, which was 58 percent less than the same period last year.

In this same week, the product reached 21 destinations, of which the three main ones concentrated 69 percent of all shipments. These were the U.S., with 44 percent participation; followed by China, with 13 percent; and the Netherlands, with 12 percent. It should be noted that, unlike last year, shipments to the U.S. decreased considerably, going from representing 70 percent in 2022 to 44 percent this year.

Shipments to the U.S. totaled 3,144 tons, which was 3 percent less than the previous week and 74 percent less than in 2022. As for Peruvian exporters, the ones that stood out the most in this place were Procesadora Laran S.A.C. (22 percent) and Consorcio de Productores de Fruta S.A. (15 percent).

all commodities volumes

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Peru shipped 916 tons to China, 10 percent less than the previous week, but 64 percent higher than last year. This has been a market in which little by little Peruvian citrus has been able to gain more territory.

Closing the podium, exports of 861 tons were shipped to the Netherlands, which was 5 percent higher than the previous week and 12 percent higher than 2022.

All the shipments made this week left by sea, with the port of Callao channeling 87 percent of the shipments.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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