Peru

Diversity of South America

Timber like no other. Exotic fruit and vegetables, superfoods, natural extracts, fatty oils – Peru has much to offer Europe.
Whether in the Andes, in the rainforest or on the coast  – a wide variety of agricultural products are available. And often in the best organic quality. In addition to such classics as mangoes, oranges, bananas or avocados, exotics like camu camu, physalis or chirimoyas can also be found. Most Peruvian producers are GLOBALG.A.P. certified and thus meet the standard for safe and sustainable production.

Peru's bio-diversity is also being reflected in its natural ingredients: reliable producers offer powders and oils from various fruits, roots and nuts as well as high-quality cereals.

In regard to the timber sector Peru can boast of having the second-largest share in the Amazon rainforest and, by international comparison, significant forested areas with a low deforestation rate. Of interesting potential are lesser-known types of wood which are rarely used commercially and have not been available for German companies until now. These have characteristics that are similar to those of well-known tropical hardwoods and are therefore an attractive alternative for outside uses. 
Another plus: many suppliers now offer certified products from sustainable forestry.

The Import Promotion Desk has chosen Peru as one of its partner countries and will set you up with carefully selected and tested suppliers.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM PERU:

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • from mangoes, maracujas to grapes in excellent product quality, some with organic certification
  • ginger is an upcoming product segment from the Andes and a good alternative to ginger from China.

Natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics:

  • processed products from camu camu, lucuma, maca, cats claw, yacon etc.
  • processed fruit and vegetables, including asparagus, guanábana, physalis etc.
  • seeds such as chia, quinoa or amaranth
  • essential and fatty oils, e.g. Sacha Inchi oil - rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E

Technical wood:

  • wood varieties practically unknown commercially (Estoraque, Jatobá, Mashonaste, etc.)

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right exporters. 

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BULLETIN BOARD  "PERU"

Events

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
Meet reliable suppliers.
Find out about innovative ingredients. 

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again be presenting specialities from selected partner countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, or Tunisia.

Our exporters will bring a wide range of high-quality products to the trade fair. We will provide you with direct contact to these carefully selected suppliers.

All exporters have been visited and evaluated carefully by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.

Detailed information on the exporters and their products will be available here in October.

For further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

News

 
Berlin // 21.01.2019

Fruit Logistica 2019: Diversity of berries from Ethiopia

The Import Promotion Desk brings exporters from seven developing and emerging countries to the international trade fair for fruit and vegetables.

Bonn/Berlin, 21.01.2019 – Strawberries and blueberries are highlights at the country stand of Ethiopia (Stand 26 | F‐28) at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place from 6 to 8 February 2019 in Berlin. The exhibitors from Ethiopia bring a wide range of berries to the fair, including San Andreas, Sweet Ann and Montery Strawberries. Due to the climate conditions, berries in Ethiopia can be cultivated in Ethiopia all year round in high quality. Other products such as beans, physalis, prickly pears and sugar snap are also exhibited by the companies from the African hinterland at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA) stand, organized with the support of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD). The German partner for import promotion also presents exporters from Egypt, Ecuador, Colombia, Mozambique, Peru and Tunisia and a wide range of regional products.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 04.10.2018

SIAL 2018: Product diversity from Ethiopia

Import Promotion Desk presents specialities from emerging markets and developing countries at the international food exhibition

Bonn/Berlin (Germany), 4 October 2018 – With “Worldwide Sourcing for Europe” as its motto, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) together with the “Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries” (CBI), an import promotion programme from the Netherlands, will present regional producers from emerging markets and developing countries at SIAL. The exhibition, the leading food exhibition, will take place from 21 to 25 October 2018 in Paris.
26 exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, and Mozambique will offer a wide product range of regional specialities. A special focus at the IPD exhibition stand will be on the IPD partner nation Ethiopia: teff and spices, beans and pulses, seeds and oilseed – the Ethiopian companies demonstrate the product diversity of this African country.

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

 
Success Story

Tropical timber from sustainably managed forests

IPD OPENS UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERUVIAN TIMBER EXPORTERS ON THE EU MARKET

The tropical rainforest is at risk from overexploitation and fire clearance, and this has brought trading in tropical timber into disrepute. Timber companies from countries like Peru therefore encounter difficulties in exporting their tropical wood products to the EU market. They are supported by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the precondition being that their timber is verifiably sourced from legal and sustainable forestry. Maderacre Rio Acre SAC is a company that meets the criteria of the FSC, demonstrating in practice that responsible forest management can help to protect the rainforest.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Republic of Peru (República del Perú)
Government  type:Republic
Head of state:Ollanta Humala Tasso, President
Commercial languages:Spanish, English
Time difference:CET -7
Currency:Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Prefix number:+51
Area:1.28 million km²
Population:31.8 million (2017, estimation)
Capital:Lima
Largest cities and agglomerations:Lima (approx. 9.6 million inhabitants, with harbour city Callao), Arequipa (784,000 inhabitants), Trujillo (682,000 inhabitants)
Most important exhibition centres:Lima, Arequipa
Largest airports:Lima/Callao, Iquitos
Ports:Callao, Paita, Iquitos, Matarani
 

Economic Data

GDP2016: 195.3 billion US$
2017: 210.0 billion US$ (forecast) 
2018: 221.7 billion US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita

2016: 6,204 US$ (estimate)
2017: 6,599 US$  (forecast) 
2018: 6,892 US$ (forecast)

Economic growth2016: 4.0 % 
2017: 2.7 % (forecast) 
2018: 3.8 % (forecast)
Inflation rate2016: 3.6 % 
2017: 3.2 % (forecast) 
2018: 2.3 % (forecast)
Exchange rate1 US$ = 3.22 PEN
1 Euro = 3.99 PEN
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional OrganizationsAladi, Andean Community, Mercosur (associated), SELA
Country creditworthiness rating (Institutional Investor)March 2016: Rank 43
Creditworthiness index: 66.9
Most important industriesOther services, manufacture, mining, trade
 

Trade Data


Export

 
Volumes2014: 38.5 billion US$
2015: 33.2 billion US$
2016: 36.0 billion US$
Most important trade partnersChina, USA, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Spain
Products und merchandise groupRaw materials, food products, non-ferrous metals, petroleum


Import

 
Volumes2014: 42.2 billion US$ 
2015: 38.1 billion US$
2016: 36.2 billion US$
Most important trade partnersChina, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia
Products und merchandise groupPetroleum, chemical produce, machinery, electronics
 
Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

 

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