Provid releases Peru grape statistics
Overview of grapes from Peru in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on February 27, 2023.
Peru’s table grape production for 2022-23 is projected to increase 13% over last season, according to the second seasonal projection by Provid, the Peruvian Table Grape Producers Association. This represents an estimated total of which represents 73 million 18-pound (8.2 kg) boxes.
Provid statistics show that Peru exported 64 million boxes in 2021-22, which is 13% greater than the 57 million boxes of table grapes for the 2020-21 season. This growth reflects maturing vines in Peru, given that vineyard land rose only two percent before 2020-21 and 2021-22. This rise was from 20,775 hectares to 21,099, or 52,000 acres to 52,700.
The value of Peru’s table grape exports has increased steadily since 2012-13, when the total value was $380 billion. In 2020-21, the export value was $1.17 billion. But 2021-22 the value hit $1.37 billion.
Alejandro Cabrera, Provid’s general manager, provided FreshFruitPortal.com this information, which also breaks down the top ten grape varieties produced in Peru. In decreasing acreage order, these are: Red Globe, Sweet Globe, Autumn Crisp, Crimson Seedless, Allison, Sugraone, Sweet Celebration, Timpson, Jacks Salute and Ivory. Of Peru’s total table grape acreage, white seedless represents 45% of the production, red seedless 29%, Red Globe 21%, and 5% is black seedless.
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)
As far as top export varieties, Red Globe accounts for 25%, Sweet Globe represents 18% of exports and Allison 7%. Autumn Crisp ranks fourth at 6% of export volume, followed by Sweet Celebration at 5%.
Sixty-four percent of the acreage is of licensed grapes and 36% is traditional varieties.
Ica is Peru’s largest growing region, accounting for 48% of the acreage. Piura, in the northwest, accounts for 36% of Peru’s vineyard area.
Cabrera says Provid’s purpose is to defend and represent the interests of its 56 associates, who represent 74% of Peru’s total grape export volume. A non-profit organization, Provid is primarily focused on addressing phytosanitary and government affairs. The members of Provid, which was founded in 2001, include Peruvian institutions, international, public, and private institutions.
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