Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

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Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Postby windsportinperu » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:02 pm

The amount of selling was more than 7,000 millions of dollars ! , the increased was more than 800 millions compared to 2017

https://gestion.pe/economia/agroexporta ... tas-254606


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Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Postby Alan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:28 pm

windsportinperu wrote:The amount of selling was more than 7,000 millions of dollars ! , the increased was more than 800 millions compared to 2017

https://gestion.pe/economia/agroexporta ... tas-254606



It's terrific news. This industry is also much more labor intensive than mining, so it creates lots of employment. If the country can move ahead with the irrigation projects now on hold, the bounty will be much larger still.
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Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Postby Wiracocha » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm

G'day Alan,

Would this possibly be because China is buying a lot more produce, since the Free Trade Agreement?

China is very,very clever. I know from how things are in Australia nowadays.( before I left to live here in Peru)

The Chinese strategy seems to be to buy up big for a year or three, get some of the bigger the farming/agro communities dependant on them...THEN, the Chinese do/try to buy the larger farms, to purely supply their own country's need of fresh,quality products.
Sounds not toooo bad....until, when they own the farms, they send over their own Chinese workers and the locals are not required....and all the profits go back to China(nett after tax), not to the local communities.
It has become so bad, that the Australian Government now has "foreign ownership" regulations and restrictions.

As I have said in a few forums over here, "learn from the mistakes of others...you will not live long enough to make them all yourself".

Be cautious about excitement of growth in this way, and to whom it goes. Look further than your current national bank account and balance of trade numbers.
It may not be too long before China wants to make a military base in Northern Peru...in return for funding major projects in Peru....and that will put Peru at odds with many countries.

Having got that off my chest....hope something sinks in to others.

Cheers,
W
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Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Postby FDiH » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am

Good morning,

As a agri product exporter I may be able to shed some light on this. Ever since the superfood hype, some 10 years ago, agri products from Peru have been popular. PromPeru, an organisation that promotes Peru Tourism and Peruvian products, even uses the slogan "Superfoods from Peru" for all agri promotional activities. The slogan was actually used by my company but I am fine with them using it.
Products such as quinoa drove Peru's superfood export to record heights in 2012-2014. The other health food hype, raw food, also worked well for Peruvian products. Raw food is basically unprocessed food or processed until a certain degree/temperature/pressure. Products such as raw cacao, raw maca powder became flagship products for Peru agri promotion. Basically the same product as always, but with the 'raw' label added.
A third factor that is driving agri is the investment into coffee and cacao production. Several organizations, mostly sponsored using funds from the USA and EU, are trying to convert farmers to product cacao or coffee instead of coca. It seems a fairly successful project as over the last 5 years, cacao production has almost doubled.

The industry is growing up. The majority of exports now originates from small exporters. Exporters that approach the international marketplace through trade shows, websites, social media campaigns.

As an industry we are not there yet. On a sales, marketing and product innovation level we are still lagging behind countries such as Chile, Brazil and Argentina. But each year the industry is learning, growing and improving. It is a fun industry to work in with the many products that Peru has to offer. Hundreds, sometimes unique, products have not been commercialized yet. Especially agri products form the jungle. Out of Peru's 200 types of chili, only 3 are exported. Only 40% of all fruit types is exported, etc, etc.
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Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Postby windsportinperu » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks Wira for the good information. We have to be alert about the greedy attitude of China

FDIH, good luck in Peru. The country is democratic for everyone who wants to progress in agro business. It is available for everyone no matter if is small of a big corporate company

Alan, it is exactly what Peru wants to do. Increasing the production to 10 billions of dollars a year in 2021. As you mentioned the amount of irrigable land is also boosting . It is only the beginning. There will be another 211,000 new hectares . Big irrigation land is for big companies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i43JtKfavbw

P.S. How big could be 211,000 hectares ? = 2,110 km2 ; Considering that Miraflores District is about 9.5 km2, then the new avaiable land for irrigation would be moe than 200 times the size of Miraflores !

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