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Peru: Mining exports reached US$16.383 billion from Jan to May 2022

12:30 | Lima, Aug. 20.

Between January and May of this year, metallic and non-metallic mining exports totaled US$16.383 billion, an amount that denoted an increase of 6.8% over the same period in 2021, thus consolidating the recovery of this sector, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) has reported.

According to the figures on the latest edition of the Mining Statistics Bulletin (BEM), the mining subsector contributed 59.8% at the total exports level thru May 2022.

It should be noted that copper, gold, zinc, and iron were the main exported products, which accounted for 88.9% of total mining exports value.

Copper exports value as of the fifth month of 2022 reached US$8.233 billion, showing an increase of 5.7% compared to the same period in 2021 (US$7.786 billion).

This metal remains the main exported product accounting for 30% of total Peruvian shipments.

Furthermore, the ministry reported that gold exports value accumulated as of last May totaled US$4.219 billion, reflecting an increase of 11.6% over the same period in 2021 (US$3.782 billion).

Lastly, zinc exports value accumulated during the first five months of 2022 amounted to US$1.191 billion —a positive variation of 17.4% compared to the figure registered last year (US$1.015 billion).

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Published: 8/20/2022
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