15:42 | Lima, Oct. 28 (ANDINA).
Peru's non-traditional agricultural exports to China amounted to US$ 60 million between January and August 2013, an increase of 64 percent compared to the same period last year, Peru's Foreign Trade Society (ComexPeru) said Monday.
The private entity said this amount is closer to the one recorded throughout all 2012 when shipments to the Asian country rose to US$ 67 million.
The most-sought after product was fresh grapes with US$ 28 million in sales, representing an increase of 154 percent with respect to the same period a year earlier.
Likewise, other products were algae with US$ 23 million (38 percent), tara powder with US$ 6 million (41 percent) and giant white powder with shipments worth US$ 336,064 (60 percent).
Moreover, Comex said Peruvian non-traditional exports to China totaled US$ 247 million, showing a 20 percent increase.
China-Peru trade exchange soared to a record US$ 15.6 billion, which made this country Peru's largest trading partner.