Total value of Peruvian exports to the United States expanded 8.7% in the first 9 months of 2017, the Andean country's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) revealed on Monday.
Peruvian exports to the North American country climbed to US$4.658 billion as at September in 2017 from the same period last year (US$4.385 billion).
Such expansion was driven by an 8.8% rise in traditional sales
, going from US$2.181 billion in January-September 2016 to US$2.373 billion for the same period this year.
Similarly, the value of non-traditional exports to the United States went up 8.6% as at September this year, totaling US$2.284 billion compared to US$2.103 billion in the similar period in 2016.
Mining, oil shipments
Peru's traditional oil exports to the U.S. expanded 25.7% as at September 2017, while traditional mining shipments
Oil exports climbed from US$365.5 million as at September 2016 to US$459.4 million for the same period this year.
On the other hand, mining shipments
increased from US$1.645 billion as at September 2016 to US$1.775 billion in the first 9 months of 2017.
This way, oil and mining sales in the nine-month period of 2016 encouraged higher levels of Peru's traditional exports to the United States.