The banana export industry was founded at the end of the 1990s. Almost all of Peru’s exported bananas are organic, accounting for around one sixth of global organic banana production. Between 2010 and 2015, organic banana production almost doubled. In 2014 export production occupied around 5 500 ha, close to 4% of the total banana producing area in the country. There are estimated to be around 6 000 farmers, organised in several dozen associations.
Peru has also one of the fastest growing horticultural export sectors in the world, providing grapes, avocados, citrus, mangoes and blueberries to all continents. When Banana Link joined the UK Ethical Trade Initiative in 2013, we agreed to facilitate links with the unions working in these new industries.
|GDP|| Total – $458.389 billion (2018)|
Per capita – $14,252 (2018)
|Total Land Area||1,285,216 sq km|
|Banana Production Area||8,000 ha|
|Total Banana Production||245,000 metric tonnes (2017)|
|ITUC Global Rights Index|| Rating 4|
Systematic violations of rights