Peru's total export volume grew 11.3% last year, compared to 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) informed.
Such increase was driven by higher shipments of traditional (10.8%) and non-traditional (12.7%) products.
According to INEI's "Evolution of Exports and Imports" report, the country's total export
volume increased 12.40% in 2016.
increased by 10.8%. This rise was mainly underpinned by higher export volumes in fishing (+63.3%), oil and natural gas (+30.1%), and mining
As for non-traditional shipments, fishing (+69.6%), farming (+4.5%), textile
(+5.1%) and chemical (+3.5%) sectors stood out.
Top export destinations were China
(which made up 28.8% of the total export volume) and the United States
(14.3%), followed by Spain (5.5%), South Korea (5.4%), Japan (5.1%) and Brazil (4.5%).