Trade in Perú
Thanks to Peru’s equatorial location, the Peruvian agriculture industry enjoys long hours of sunlight, which allows extraordinary yields and crops with exceptional quality in terms of size, consistency and flavour.
Organic and fair trade aromatic cocoa beans and specialty coffees have gained Peru a prime position and a noticeable differentiation from its competitors in international markets.
Native Peruvian superfoods like quinoa, maca, amaranth and lucuma are becoming increasingly popular on a global scale, whilst high quality fresh produce such as mangoes, asparagus, pomegranates, tangerines, avocados, grapes and blueberries are among the top Peruvian exports into the UK.
The presence of our national spirit, Pisco, in the UK is also growing steadily. Pisco is considered one of the finest distilled spirits in the world due to its traditional artisanal production, being exclusively obtained from the single distilling of fermented fresh musts of selected grapes, without the addition of any other ingredient.
Peru has a long stretch of coastline, so fishing has always been a leading tradition in the country. There is an abundance of resources available just off these coasts thanks to the convergence of the warm waters of El Niño current and the cold waters of the Humboldt current. The country has one of the highest volumes of sea-caught produce in the world and has made great progress in creating breeding facilities; offering a variety of marine and continental species. Among the most important varieties destined for the UK market are seabass, tuna, mackerel, south pacific hake, giant squid, scallops, clams and shrimp, among others. Peruvian fish products are offered in different varieties, such as fresh, frozen, canned, cured and cooked.
The fresh and processed foods & beverages that are handled, transported and manufactured in the country comply with all international standards and excel quality assurance tests, such as HACCP, Global GAP, ISO and BRC which are supervised, certified and audited by private international bodies and by the country’s health authorities
In Peru, cotton has been used to make long-lasting, quality clothes since before the Incan period. At the beginning of the 20th century, two new cotton varieties emerged: Pima and Tanguis, which remain among thefinest in the world.
Additionally, alpaca and vicuña are regarded as some ofthe most exclusive animal fibres available in the textile industry, along with cashmere and mohair. Their quality is easily noticed in their variety – more than ten natural shades - as well as their versatility.
These unique resources have enabled the creation of a competitive, vertically integrated, national textile and apparel industry.
The Office and Trade: our role
Our role is to promote trade between Peru and the UK; expanding Peruvian exports into the British market.
We are working to expand the UK market’s knowledge of Peru as a trustful supplier, continuously providing technical guidance and participating on specialized trade events. We coordinate promotional campaigns for different products and various times a year, we invite selected companies to visit Peru to take part on trade missions and events.