Peru exports to exceed US$50 bn in 2018


00:03 | Lima, Mar. 14.

Peruvian exports will surpass US$50 billion in 2018, thus breaking its historic record in global trade, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros projected.

"We [the country] will beat the historic record of exports in 2018. We will exceed US$50 billion," Ferreyros expressed.

Peru registered shipments worth US$44.21 billion in 2017, a 22% increase compared to 2016. Said figure was the highest in the last six years.

"Exports have recovered after several years of declines. In 2017, we expanded 22%, and we are the third country in the world that has grown the most in [terms of] exports, after Russia and Belarus," he underlined.

On the other hand, Ferreyros pointed out Inca agro-exports showed progress in diverse international markets thanks to the Superfoods campaign.

Products such as avocados, asparagus, grapes, blueberries, as well as fishery goods like prawns, giant squids, among others, stood out in this sense.

According to Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry, shipments of products linked to the Superfoods Peru brand amounted to US$3.461 billion in 2017, up by 8.7% from the previous year.

"There has been a turning point, Peruvian exports have stopped experiencing declines, [and] they are growing," he concluded.

Remarks were made following the 2017 Peru Export Forum held in Lima on Tuesday.


Published: 3/14/2018
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