Peruvian mango more popular than ever

Friday October 24, 2014
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Mango from Peru is getting more and more popular internationally. Not just the fresh fruit’s popularity has increased but also dried mango, canned mango and juice. The fruit has become an important export product for Peru’s agriculture. 

Mango exports reached a value of US$ 119.9 million dollars between January and August this year, says the Association of Exporters (ADEX). Compared to the same period a year ago this means a 27.2 % increase. Number one importer of the Peruvian Mango are the Netherlands (US$ 44.6 million), number two are the United States (US$ 39.2 million).

Piura, a city in the northwest of Peru produces 85% of the total mango production. Even though the mango is doing really well, it is not the most exported fruit of Peru. Avocados are responsible for 12% of the total of export in the agricultural sector, followed by grapes (9%), asparagus (8%), and mango (5%).

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