During the January to September period 2017, Peru exported a total of 7600 tons of fresh garlic for a fob value of € 9.5 million.
After China experienced a difficult season last year and the production was lower, many countries saw their chance to increase their market share. This year China came back with a large volume and is claiming its place on the world market again. These brands include the exporters in Peru. Other countries see opportunities in garlic cultivation, there are growers in Dominican Republic and
Previous years, the leading export companies in Peru, such as White Lion Foods, had profitable trades due to the high prices for garlic. As expected, prices had to remain high this year.
The exports of fresh garlic represent a significant increase in Peru. According to Agrodata Peru website, Peru exported 5 785 165 kg of garlic for $ 8 509 018, FOB ($ 1.65 per kg) in the period from January to April 2017.