Sur Exporta 2017 business rounds took place on Tuesday in the Imperial City of Cusco for buyers from the Americas, Europe and Asia to purchase alpaca-fiber products.
Organized by Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru), the event saw the participation of 45 importers from 17 countries.
In this sense, buyers from the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Chile and Italy, among other countries, held meetings with 60 exporters from seven Peruvian cities: Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Junin, Lima and Puno.
Ponchos, sweaters, capes, coats, scarves, gloves and caps stood out on the occasion, as did blankets, carpets, duvets, cushions and keychains.
Aimed at promoting decentralization, the 4th edition of Sur Exporta's business rounds took place in the aforementioned Andean city. Previous editions were held in: Arequipa and Puno.
This initiative was also supported by the Peruvian brand "Alpaca del Peru
" (Peru's alpaca
), an initiative seeking to internationalize said fiber.
Peruvian alpaca product exports increased 14.5% in the first half of the current year over the same period in 2016 (US$69 million).
Top export destinations in the analyzed months were the Netherlands (919%), Denmark (526%), Brazil (195%), Argentina (78.6%), and Ecuador (50%).
Finally, PromPeru highlighted that alpaca wool clothing has entered Asian markets such as Hong Kong and South Korea, among others.