Peru exported 537,000 tons of table grape exports in the 2021/2022 campaign (from October to April), i.e. 14% more than in the previous campaign. This increase was achieved because the export campaign lasted longer than the previous ones because of the greater amount of late fruit.
"The previous campaigns ended in March and there were only small shipments in April. The campaign that just ended (2021/2022), however, was different as the country dispatched interesting volumes," stated the president of the Inform@cción consulting firm, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides.
The higher volume of late table grapes was already noticeable in March, as the country shipped 21,374,157 kilos of grapes that month, i.e. 120.2% more volume than the 9,706,212 kilos it sent in the same month of the 2020/2021 campaign.
However, the largest increase occurred in April, when the country exported 5,951,197 kilos, i.e. 584% more than the 870,095 kilos it shipped in April of the 2020/2021 campaign.
Cilloniz recalled that Peru used to complete its campaign in February because Chile's grape supply was already on the international market in March.