Peruvian gold exports amounted to US$1.987 billion in the first quarter of 2018, a 12.6% growth over the same period in 2017, private-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) reported Wednesday.
According to the SNMPE
, gold exports
accounted for 28% of total mining shipments, which amounted to US$7.187 billion in the January-March period.
The guild also noted Peru's gold
sales abroad reached US$693 million last March.
In the analyzed month, major export destinations were Canada, India, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, the SNMPE pointed out silver
exports amounted to US$30 million in the first quarter of 2018, up by 12.8% from the same period the previous year (US$27 million).
Within this framework, silver
shipments reached US$11 million last March.
Top destinations for this precious metal were Brazil, Chile, and the United States.