The Lima Chamber of Commerce recorded a six-fold expansion of the crop. (Photo: Andina/Melina Mejia)
6 Fold Increase in Production
From Peru This Week:
Growth in the quinoa market increased from 8 new markets in 2013 to 18 new markets in 2014. These markets include major importers such as Poland, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, China, and later Malaysia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Romania and Portugal in 2014.
According to Carlos Garcia, manager of CCEX, the main market for Peruvian quinoa above all is the United States.
Of the varieties of quinoa, white quinoa is the most commonly exported making up 85%, followed by red quinoa at 10%.
In 2014, quinoa finished fourth in major agricultural products exported after grapes, asparagus, and avocados.