Peru was placed third among countries with the highest increase in exports last year, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros said Tuesday.
The announcement was made at 2017 Peru Export Forum, held at Lima Convention Center in Peru's capital city.
According to the high-ranking official, Peru experienced the highest export growth rate in Latin America
, thus overtaking Brazil, Ecuador, and Mexico
As for this year's goals, Ferreyros stated total sales are expected to reach US$50 billion in 2018.
He said the idea is to sell up to US$13 billion in non-traditional
products and US$8 billion in services.
Finally, the minister affirmed Peru has been able to leverage the allegedly new "economic course" for the next years.
"Peru's trade agenda follows a dynamic path that will turn us into an increasingly competitive nation," Ferreyros concluded.