South American Quinoa 2020

Peru and Bolivia represent almost 80% of world production of Quinoa, and Peru has positioned itself as the main producer and exporter of quinoa globally. Peruvian quinoa exports have multiplied 10 times in the last decade, going from 5,000 tons in 2010 to 49,245 tons in 2019! This “golden grain” from Peru is present in more than 70 countries in America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Around 200 thousand tons of quinoa are produced in the world, of which 80 thousand tons are produced by Peru.

Despite the impacts generated by the coronavirus pandemic ( COVID-19 ), the Peruvian agricultural sector experienced growth of 2.9% in the first quarter (January-March) of this year compared to a similar period in 2019. The quinoa production increased 115% between January and March this year. This is thanks to increased production in the agricultural and livestock subsectors. In 2010 the surface of this crop amounted to 35 thousand hectares and 2019 it increased to 65 thousand hectares.

Bolivian Quinoa exports have suffered a significant drop. During the first quarter of 2019, they reached a value of 7,552 MT and a value of $ 21,489,029, but in the first quarter of 2020 the volume decreased to 6,947 MT and the value to $ 18,532,024, so that volume fell 8 percent and value 14 percent. This was a result of a marked reduction in consumption and the fall in international prices as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our quinoa complies with the international standards of quality and food safety in all its processes both in its conventional and organic presentation. With demand for high-quality, nutritious plant-based ingredients on the rise, we have our connections to South American farmers with a sustainable approach. Please email for more information and pricing!