Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Rogers Valencia on Wednesday informed
reached US$39.453 billion between January and October 2018, thus increasing 10.3% compared to the same period last year.
Products such as giant squid (+65.5%), blueberries
(+54.1%), grapes (+40.7%), and avocados (+25.3%) stood out.
On the other hand, traditional shipments
amounted to US$28.626 billion (+8.6%), underpinned by greater sales of natural gas (+50%) and naphtha (+24%). Both products are linked to the Camisea Project exploitation.
Agro-exports break record
—which make up 42% of non-traditional shipments— exceeded US$4.6 billion in the 10-month period, up 17% from the same term last year.
Within this framework, shipments of chestnuts (+45%), avocados (+25.3%), and citrus fruits (+6.1%) reached record figures by October 2018.
The Inca country's fishery exports
have also increased. The sector's shipments expanded 35.6% in October and 30.6% between Jan-Oct (US$1.213 billion).
The top exported products in the aforementioned period were giant squids (+65%) and canned fish (+37%).