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Peruvian exports totaled US$48 billion in 2018

15:15 | Lima, Jan. 31.

Total Peruvian exports amounted to US$48 billion in 2018, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez informed Thursday.

According to the high-ranking official, this result meant an 8% increase over the same period the previous year. 

"This progress is important, since the third-highest global growth rate was recorded in 2017," Vasquez expressed. 

Likewise, the value of shipments in 2018 surpassed those registered in 2012, reference year due to the significant advance it posted. 

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Furthermore, Minister Vasquez pointed out that —for the first time— traditional and non-traditional exports showed similar performance. 

In this sense, non-traditional shipments amounted to US$13 billion in 2018. 

Within this framework, the official stated the Inca country's exports reach a wide market composed of over 4 billion people thanks to the trade agreements

To date, Peru has signed 53 trade accords that allow preferential access for its value-added products.

Remarks were made during the "Competitiveness and Productivity towards a Modern and Inclusive Peru Forum" held in Lima.

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Publicado: 31/1/2019
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