Following the significant growth of blueberry exports in the country, increasing by 148.2% compared to 2015, the Ancash region made part of this achievement in 2017, with the export of 57 tons of this product to the Asian market, registered until September of this year…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Sept 2017

Key Point

  • Peruvian blueberry exporters from the Áncash Region (north of Lima) include Exportadora Frutícola del Sur S.A., Agrícola La Venta S.A., and Intipa Foods.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In late 2017, Peru will open a new trade office in Hong Kong. Peru already has trade offices in Shanghai and Beijing.
  • In September 2017, Peru signed USD 138 million worth of agricultural deals at Asia Fruit Logistica 2017 in Hong Kong.
  • From 2015 to 2016, Peruvian exports of fruit and vegetables to China increased 20% to USD 62 million.
  • From 2010 to 2016, the number of Peruvian companies exporting to China had an annual drop-out rate of 38%. Over that same time period, only 37% (i.e. 27 out of 73) of the original 2010 exporting companies were exporting in 2016.
  • In December 2016, Bank of China (BOC) opened its first office in Peru.
  • In early November 2016, Peru’s SENASA and China’s AQSIQ signed an agreement on the exportation of blueberries to the mainland. Later that month, Peru exported blueberries and mangoes (as well as avocados, asparagus, grapes) via a Lima-Shanghai China Eastern Airlines cargo flight during the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
  • In May 2016, China and Peru signed a phytosanitary agreement that permitted Peruvian avocado exports to China.
  • In April 2016, Peru exported (by air freight) fresh asparagus for the first time to mainland China. The asparagus was sold by the Citysuper supermarket chain in Shanghai.
  • In February 2016, Peru’s Embassy in Beijing held a mango fruit promotional event.
  • In January 2016, Ecuador and China signed an agreement on the importation of mangoes.
  • In 2015, according to Peru’s ADEX, Peru exported nearly US$242 million worth of food products to China. These exports included the ‘pota’ squid [aka the Humboldt squid], grapes, seaweed, crustaceans, flour, trout, fish liver, maca [a root vegetable], maca flour, tangerines and white corn.
  • In December 2014, China granted Peru easier access to export grapefruit, oranges, mandarins/tangerines, and citrus hybrids to the mainland.

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