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USDA International Egg and Poultry


01 April 2015

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USDA International Egg and Poultry

Despite Peru’s slower economic growth forecast for 2015, the country still offers excellent opportunities for exporters of U.S. food and agricultural products. U.S. exports to Peru in calendar year (CY) 2014 are at $1.185 billion, up 69% compared to 2013. The food processing industry (3,000 plus companies) is a dynamic sector of the economy, whose 2014 import demand for U.S. ingredients is set to grow five percent. Food service sales are estimated at $8.7 billion in 2014, up seven percent compared to 2013. Best prospects reside in supplying high-end hotels and restaurants.

Turkey Meat - Key constraints over market development – major exporters are Brazil (48%) and Chile (41%) followed by the U.S. with 11%. Local industry is strong. Market attractiveness for USA – Peruvians are major consumers of turkey during Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The food retail sector is growing in Lima and in the interior. USAPEEC has initiated a market penetration plan.

Poultry Meat - Key constraints over market development – strong local competition; frozen presentation is not common. Market attractiveness for USA – Peru is a major poultry consumer. Only 15% of TRQ is being utilized.

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