According to the Exporters Association (Adex), of the total sales, 520 million corresponds to the export of fresh grapes, representing 48.1% of the total.
Food shipments (non-traditional agriculture and fisheries) abroad from Region of Ica between January and July 2023 they amounted to US $ 1,081 million, which represents an increase of 5.1% compared to the same period in 2022, reports the Exporters Association (Adex).
In a statement, the union detailed that the ranking was led by fresh grapes (US$ 520,078,000), which experienced an increase of 10.6% and represented 48.1% of the total. They are followed by avocados (US$ 92,740,000), other fruits and other fresh fruits (US$ 67,810,000), asparagus (US$ 48,795,000), wilkings (US$ 42,050,000), onions (US$ 23,733,000).
Adex He pointed out that the Ica offer reached 89 destinations. Despite experiencing a decrease of -3.1%, the leader is the US with US$ 421,582,000 (accounting for 39% of the total). The Netherlands, China, Spain, Hong Kong, Mexico, United Kingdom, Canada, Chile and South Korea completed the top ten.
First export region
According to figures from the Adex Data Trade Intelligence System, at the time reviewed Ica, excluding Lima and Callao, is Peru’s first export region, adding US$ 4,092 million, an increase of 0.8% compared to the same period last year (US$ 4,061 million). 66% of its shipments are traditional (US$2,712 million) and 34% non-traditional (US$1,380 million).
In the traditional sector, the mining activity comes first with US$ 2,201 million, mainly iron, copper, tin, zinc and gold. It also exports hydrocarbons and traditional fisheries and agricultural products. Of the cargo with added value, agribusiness (US$ 1,017 million), iron and steel (US$ 152,355,000), clothing (US$ 125,709,000) and fishing for Direct Human Consumption (US$ 62,861,000).
Adex said that, with the aim of strengthening their shipments, many companies from this agro-exporting region will participate in products such as grapes, avocados, pomegranates, citrus fruits and pisco, in the Expoalimentaria, which considered the most important food fair in Latin America. , which will be held from Wednesday to Friday in Lima.
The union will hold the conference “Exporting dreams: Foreign Trade Opportunities from the Ica region” on October 16 and 17, at the headquarters of the Technological University of Peru (UTP), with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism ( Mincetur ), Juan Carlos Mathews, and the president of Adex Julio Pérez Alván.