Peruvian exports to China amounted to US$11.455 billion in 2017, a 36% increase compared to 2016, Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) reported Tuesday.
This makes China
the primary market for Peruvian shipments, accounting for 26% of total exports.
This way, China surpassed other major destinations like the United States (16%), the European Union (15%), Switzerland (5%), and South Korea (5%).
The most demanded products in the Asian giant were copper
minerals (31%), copper cathodes (37%), fish meal (65%), iron minerals (26%) and silver minerals (23%).
It must be noted the aforementioned products' export value increased 31%, 37%, 65%, 26% and 23%, respectively, compared to 2016.
"This was mainly due to an increase in the price of these products in the international market," Idexcam Executive-Director Carlos Posada said.