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Peru: Pisco exports up 2.9% in 1H 2019

14:32 | Lima, Aug. 13.

Peru's pisco exports totaled US$4.3 million in the first half of 2019, thus increasing 2.9% compared to the same period last year (US$4.18 million), Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) informed on Tuesday.

Likewise, wine shipments amounted to US$115,860 in the first six months of the year, a 53.8% compared to the similar term in 2018 (US$75,321). 

According to CLL, gin exports recorded an 18.2% rise between January and June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.  

However, rum and vodka shipments decreased 13.3% and 32.6%, respectively. 

Forecast

Furthermore, CCL projects alcoholic beverages will achieve an approximately 4% expansion by the end of this year. 

In addition, it forecasts pisco exports will grow between 2% and 3% in 2019. 

Regarding domestic consumption, CCL pointed out beer is Peruvians' most consumed alcoholic beverage, followed by wine, rum, whisky, pisco, and vodka. 

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Published: 8/13/2019
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