Peruvian table grape exports to the U.S. rise this season

From Produce Blue Book | 16 January 2023

Overview of grapes from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on January 13, 2023. 

The 2022-2023 Peruvian grape campaign started on the right foot since October, as shipments abroad totaled $98.1 million, reflecting a growth of 29 percent compared to the same month in 2021 ($76.2 million), as reported by Gestion, citing statistics from the Association of Exporters (Adex).

The U.S. ($27.5 million) positioned itself as the largest market, receiving 28 percent of the total, reflecting an increase of 164 percent. In second place was the Netherlands ($17.01 million) with a share of 17 percent, reflecting a decrease of 33 percent.

They were followed by the UK ($10.7 million), Mexico ($5.7 million), and Canada ($5 million). Hong Kong, China, Spain, Colombia, and South Korea completed the top ten.

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

There is some concern that political unrest in Peru could threaten exports. Peru’s agricultural sector is losing some $100 million a day as a result of political unrest, says Luis Fernando Helguero, the nation’s minister of foreign trade and tourism.

According to the ADEX Data Trade Business Intelligence System, grape shipments totaled $690.2 million from January to October 2022, reflecting an increase of 14.5 percent compared to the same period in 2021 ($602.8 million).

Its largest destination was the U.S. (about $310.5 million), followed by Hong Kong ($70.7 million), the Netherlands ($65.2 million), China ($50.9 million) and Mexico ($36.6 million).

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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