Peru's manufacturing sector expanded 12.2% last November, compared to the same month in 2017, thus making industry grow 5.3% during the first 11 months of 2018.
The remarks were delivered by Minister of Production Raul Perez-Reyes at a press conference on Thursday.
Primary manufacturing —including fishery
and non-ferrous metals— increased 9.9% between January and November 2018, while non-primary manufacturing
rose 3.7% in the same period.
"This significant growth is the result of a great fishing year
in 2018, due in part to decisions made in the past, such as setting the fishing quota
based on scientific opinions," the minister explained.
This was the result of 866,913 tons of anchovy caught in the analyzed month, compared to 6,361 tons —reported in the same month a year earlier— destined for indirect human consumption, due to the start of the second fishing season.