16:17 | Lima, Jan. 01 (ANDINA).
The Peruvian Exporters' Association (Adex) said Tuesday that 76.3 percent of wine exports were shipped to the United States and China between January and October 2012, when total shipments to 22 markets totaled US$ 563,000, up 5.1 percent from the same period of 2011.
The U.S. is the main destination with $ 314,000, which represents 55.7 percent of total Peruvian wine exports, despite registering a fall of 20.5 percent compared to the same period in 2011 ($ 395,000).
China ranked second with purchases of $ 115,000 in the period, which accounts for 20.5 percent of total shipments and an increase of 49.5 percent compared to the acquisitions of 2011 ($ 77.000).
Other important markets are Japan ($ 34.000), Canada (21,000 dollars), Germany ($ 21.000), Costa Rica, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium and El Salvador, for a total of 22 destinations.
The main exporters of Peruvian wines in the period were Bodegas Tabernero, Santiago Queirolo, Viña Tacama, Qeros Peru, Bodegas Vista Alegre, Viña Ocucaje, among others, for a total of 19.
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