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Netherlands and U.S. main destinations for Peruvian mangoes

Lima, Mar. 13. 

Mangoes were the second most important non-traditional export product for Peru in January 2014.

The shipments of the fruit and its derivatives reached a value of 55.6 million dollars, 30.1% more than in the same month of 2013, mainly due to the greater demand from the U.S. and the Netherlands, as reported by the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

According to ADEX, the product's shipments were divided into four categories. 

The most popular was "fresh and dehydrated mangoes", which generated 48.8 million dollars. 

The other three were "Uncooked, boiled or steamed mango" (56.5%), "processed or canned mango" (-50.1%) and "mango juice" (-93.2%).

Piura is the main exporting region, as it represents 64.6% of the shipments.

The main destinations were the United States (24.3 million dollars) and the Netherlands (16.5 million dollars), which grew by 31.9% and 28.4% respectively.

Other markets for Peru's mangoes include the UK, Canada, Spain, Chile, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Panama, New Zealand, Switzerland, Colombia and Mexico, among others.

The most noteworthy growth was registered in Japan (89.5%), South Korea (100%) and United Arab Emirates (405.4%). 

Of the countries forming part of the Pacific Alliance, Chile (sixth in the ranking) grew by 110.3%, and Colombia (14th), by 254.6%.

With the goal of promoting the development of the agricultural sector and identifying market opportunities for mangoes, avocados, vegetables, canned foods and other non-traditional agricultural products, the 15th edition of the Agroexporters Lunch will be organised at Swissotel Lima on 20 March. 

Producers, marketers, exporters and other people involved in the chain will be invited.

The mango harvest campaign starts in early December and finishes in mid-March, website reported today.

Date: 13/03/2014

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