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Peru: Non-traditional exports up 7.6% in Nov 2019

12:45 | Lima, Jan. 13.

Peru's non-traditional exports reached US$1.224 billion in November 2019, a 7.6% expansion over the same period in 2018, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) has reported.

"This growth was explained by higher shipped volumes (6.6%) —mainly of farming, fishery, and iron-steel products— and due to increased average prices," the entity underlined. 

Thus, non-traditional product sales abroad totaled US$12.403 billion between January and November 2019, which represented a growth of 3.5% compared to the similar period in 2018.

Likewise, the issuing entity pointed out that —in the first eleven months of 2019— the increased sales of avocados (+2.6%), blueberries (+53.6%), grapes (+10.1%), frozen giant squid (+54.1%), and asparagus (+3%), among other products, were registered.

Peru's non-traditional exports value registered a rise of 4.4% in the last 12-month period that ended in November 2019. Compared with other Latin American countries, it meant the highest growth among the main countries in the region.

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Published: 1/13/2020
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