Overview of table grapes from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on November 16, 2023.
Grape production in Peru is forecast to reach 775,500 metric tons (MT) in marketing year (MY) 2023/2024 (October-September), an increase of one percent compared to the previous year. Domestic consumption of fresh grapes is forecast at 180,000 MT in MY 2023/2024, a three percent decrease from MY 2022/23. Peruvian grape exports are forecast to reach a record 595,000 MT in MY 2023/2024, two percent higher than the previous year. The United States will continue to be the lead export market for Peruvian grapes.
Grape production is primarily located in Ica (43 percent) and Piura (30 percent). The total area under cultivation is estimated at 35,000 hectares. The harvesting season in Peru begins in late October and ends in April moving from North to South. Due to weather phenomena conditions, the harvest season MY 2023/2024 started 14 to 20 days early. With innovative technological management, the Piura region is achieving the double harvest, meaning having product in March/April and November/December.
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