totaled US$11.086 billion between January and September 2018, thus increasing 13.5% compared to the same period last year (US$9.771 billion), privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) reported.
According to the guild, said shipments accounted for 30% of the Inca country's total exports (US$36.288 billion) in the nine-month period.
Likewise, copper exports
made up 52% of total mining shipments worth US$21.351 billion in the aforementioned period.
SNMPE also indicated foreign sales of the metal
reached US$1.090 billion in September, a 27% decrease compared to the same month in 2017 (US$1.501 billion).
The main target markets for said exports were China, Japan, and South Korea.
On the other hand, gold exports
amounted to US$5.995 billion between January and September 2018, thus dipping 0.8% over the same period last year (US$6.042 billion).
In the ninth month, gold
sales abroad totaled US$621 million.
Furthermore, major export destinations were India, Switzerland, and the United States.