to China totaled US$477 million in 2018, thus increasing 16.1% compared to the previous year, the Foreign Trade Society (Comex Peru) informed on Monday.
The main sectors were farming (36% of the total), fishery (32%), and textile (13%) spheres.
The main products sent to the Asian Giant
were cuttlefish and squids (US$104 million, +51.5%); carded or combed fine alpaca or llama hair (US$53 million, +0.07%); fresh grapes (US$41 million, +31.7%); and blueberries (US$33 million, +0.04%).
Peruvian exports to the Asian country reached US$13.234 billion last year, a 14.1% rise compared to 2017.
This outcome was underpinned by the traditional sector
, which increased 14% compared to the previous year and represented 96.4% of total exports.