Tahiti lemon exports from Colombia to mainly the US led to strong sales growth of 130,8% in the first four months of the year and reached $15.7 million dollars, says Isabel Murillo, an export consultant from Colombia.
“Tahiti lemon is already the third most exported fruit from Colombia, behind bananas, Gulupa and Hass avocado, registering a 90% growth in international sales between January and April 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. The $35 million in the first four months of the year is nearly double that of last year, when it was $18.5 million, according to Dane figures.”
She says the department of Santander is the protagonist and became the main area of exports for this citrus fruit abroad. “In this way, Santander becomes the fastest growing. It went from exporting $6.8 million dollars to $15.7 million dollars, for an increase of $8.9 million dollars. Then there is Antioquia, which went from exporting less than $1 million dollars to $3.6 million dollars. It is followed by the areas of Quindío, Valle del Cauca, Cundinamarca, Sucre, Magdalena, Tolima, Risaralda and Atlántico. The Colombian Tahiti lemon takes strength from its exports to the United States,” states Murillo.
Colombian companies pack the lemons according to the following specifications: “to reach optimal BRIX of between 7 to 10, with a 30% juice content 30%, shade of 30% 25% and size calibers from 30 to 230. We are ready to showcase our countries' quality lemons," concluded Murillo.
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