Peru’s avocado ex­ports up 24.5 per­cent

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Fresh av­o­ca­dos worth $386.6 mil­lion topped the list of non-tra­di­tional Peru­vian agri­cul­tural ex­ports in the first eight months, with a 24.5 per­cent in­crease year-on-year, Peru’s for­eign trade bureau ComexPeru said. The rise in ex­ports was linked to a higher demand for av­o­ca­dos around the world, which caused prices to rise from $1.55 a kg in Jan­uary to $2.1 in Au­gust. The na­tion’s avocado ex­ports re­ceived a ma­jor boost in May 2015, when they were granted ac­cess to the Chi­nese mar­ket.

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