PERU IMPORTED 70,243 TONS OF RICE AND URUGUAY WAS ITS MAIN SUPPLIER

Fecha de publicación: 16/04/2020

Thanks to the quality of Uruguayan rice production, the country has the highest productivity levels in the world.

According to data from the Embassy of Uruguay in Peru and the National Customs Directorate, the country imported 70,243 tons of rice with a CIF value of USD 39 million. Uruguay was the main supplier with figures of USD 23,129 million and 58% of total imports in this first quarter. Peru is followed by Brazil (38%), Thailand (2%), and other countries with lower percentages.

Among the main importing companies of the item in that period, we can mention:

Costeño Alimentos (USD 6,282), Comercial Isabelita (USD 3,426), Pacific Foods Tradings (USD 2,998), IC. Alejandrina (USD 2,697), Supermercados Peruanos (USD 2,297), Grupo Parcker's (USD 1,913) and Negociaciones Rice Fraylecillo (USD 1,061).

The figures showed a growth in exports of this product of 35.3% compared to 2019 during the same period. The 98% of the rice that the twelve Uruguayan companies responsible sell to this destination is semi-milled and whitened or polished (broken grains. The rest is rice without a parboiled process.

Thanks to the quality of rice production in Uruguay, the country has the highest productivity levels in the world. It is also the only country in the world that faces the challenge of exporting 95% of the rice it produces.

Varietal purity is another characteristic of Uruguayan rice. The long-grain variety stands out, competing with the largest world producers. However, medium-grain rice, Asian or short-grain rice and special aromatic or glutinous rice are also present.

Source: Elaborated by Uruguay XXI on the basis of data from the Embassy of Uruguay in Peru and the National Customs Directorate.

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