Peru's mining exports —in the first half of 2018— totaled US$14.691 billion, up by 18.3% compared to the similar period last year (US$12.418 billion), privately-run National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE) reported.
shipments reached US$11.968 billion. This figure represented 48.1% of Peru's total exports (US$24.309 billion) registered in the first half of the present year.
exports amounted to US$7.696 billion, a 23.2% increase from the similar term in 2017 (US$6.247 billion).
Furthermore, top Peruvian copper
destinations were: China (61%), Japan (9%), South Korea (7%), Germany (4%), and Brazil (3%).
shipments, these totaled US$4.002 billion over Jan-Jun of this year, thus expanding 6.8% over the same period in 2017 (US$3.748 billion).
destinations were: India (31%), Switzerland (29%), the United States (27%), Canada (5%), and the United Kingdom (3%).
Likewise, SNMPE pointed out last June, Peruvian mining exports
reached US$2.652 billion, a 13% rise compared to the same month in 2017 (US$2.347 billion).
This rise was mainly due to the export value increase of copper
, molybdenum, and zinc.