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Peru: Non-traditional exports expanded 8.2% in 2017


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00:28 | Lima, Feb. 16.

Peru's non-traditional exports totaled US$11.663 billion last year, up by 8.2% compared to 2016, Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) reported.

Said result was driven by higher shipments of farming (9%), fishing (15%), textile (6%), metal-mechanic (15%), iron-steel, and jewelry (17%), as well as chemical (3%) products. 

During the analyzed year, the average price of non-traditional products increased 7%, whereas the export volume rose 1%.

In terms of export value, 2017 saw increased sales of fresh avocados (+46%), blueberries (+49%), zinc (+42%), frozen giant squid (+22%), canned giant squid (+21%), shrimp feed (+40%), zinc oxide (+74%), and alpaca garments (+110%).

Top exports destinations were Asia (22%), the European Union (27%), the Andean Community (6%), and Mercosur (44%).

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Published: 2/16/2018