Maca: Superfood and Good Business

Maca: Superfood and Good Business

Some days ago we talk about exports Maca. We have had some questions about this product and how we can do business with this superfood in the world for exports and imports. We go to analyze how we can do business with Maca:

1)    Product

I will take an explanation about what is Maca from our client: 

“Maca is an herbaceous plant native to the high Andean Mountains of Peru. It is one of the only food plants in the world able to thrive at such a high altitude. Maca, and more specifically the root of the plant, has a long history as a superfood. The maca root was prized throughout the Inca empire for its adaptogenic-like qualities that enable it to nourish and balance the body's delicate endocrine system, and to help cope with stress. It also energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine, and it can aid in reproductive function, helping to balance hormones and increase fertility.”

Then to know about what is this superfood, we go to analyze how we can do business with Maca:

2)    Producers

Then to know about what is this superfood, where we find this product. The biggest producer of Maca is Peru. In this country you can find all producers and, the most important, all exporters. They have the know-how in exporting process, certifications and quality. So, it is easier to start with exporters, however if you have more experience you can try directly with producer and export with your brand and certifications. 

Peru have exported in the last 18 months more tan $44 million of Maca to the world, mainly in 2 presentations: Fresh and Powder. 

There are more than 300 of Peruvian companies exporting Maca, so you can have a good group of producer / exporters to choose according to your criteria and requirements. The prices are similar and it depends of the variety of the Maca, quality, organic or non-organic and seasonality. 

The main companies exporting Maca from Peru are: Peruvian Nature, MG Natura Peru and Algarrobos Organicos del Peru. 

3)    Buyers

The next question is who is buying Maca? 

We talk about the Powder Maca, it is the principal presentation of this superfood. The 10 major markets are buying Peruvian Maca are: USA, Japan, UK, China, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Hong Kong and Spain. There are 50 countries importing Peruvian Maca. 

They are buying red and black Maca (2 varities), organic Maca and Maca “gelatinizada”. The Maca is exported in different package according to the client (bags, box, 1Kg, 10Kg, 20Kg and more). 

We have checked our data and the main companies buying Peruvian Maca in the world are: Supernutrients from UK, Nikka Planning from Japan and Mother Jungle Herbs from USA. 

However, in our records we have more than 800 buyers importing Peruvian Maca from January 2015 to August 2016. 


Conclusion:

Good Product. Maca is a superfood produced in Peru and increasing its interesting around the world for the important health benefits. The buying trend is growing year by year, more producers in Peru and more buyers in the world. 

Good Offer. 300 producers of Peruvian Maca in different varieties and presentation, improving the competitiveness. You can choose the best for you according to your needs. 

Good Demand. The actual size of the imports of Maca (fresh and powder) is more than $25 million by year and growing. There are more than 800 buyers around the world importing Peruvian Maca and growing. 

If you want to be importer of Maca and introduce it in your markets, mainly you need to analyze the producers, the buyers in your markets and start to contact them. 

On the other hand, if you want to be an exporter of Maca, you need to start with analyze the buyers and introduce your product of Maca to them. 

For both options you need to research all information about Maca exports and imports and find the contact information of the companies and contact them. This is a hard work but we are to help you in your process for this good business.