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Peru is world's largest exporter of blueberries, asparagus, and quinoa

12:39 | Lima, Feb. 20.

Peru is now the world largest exporter of blueberries, asparagus, and quinoa, due to diversification policy of target markets, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez said on Thursday.

Likewise, he emphasized the South American country has witnessed a record in the production of agro-industry and non-traditional fishing sectors, as well as in sales of 732 national products.

Our value-added exports have increased seven-fold from a few years ago, thus diversifying products and destinations.

Thus, in spite of the global scenario and the contraction in mineral exports, Peru's non-traditional exports reached a historic record totaling US$13.791 billion, accounting for 30% of the country’s total shipments. 

Vasquez asserted that free trade agreements have allowed the country to reduce the impacts on difficult scenarios and make the most of the opportunities in good times.


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Published: 2/20/2020
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