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Peru: Non-traditional exports totaled US$13.783 billion in 2019

15:40 | Lima, Feb. 11.

Peru's non-traditional exports totaled US$13.783 billion in 2019, a 4% increase compared to the figure registered in 2018 and 122% higher than in 2009, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) reported on Tuesday.

According to the BCR, these exports represented 6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

In 2019, the greater shipments of grapes (+6.7%), blueberries (+50.5%), avocados (+3.9%), frozen giant squid (+60.6%), and asparagus (+4%) stood out.

Likewise, it explained that agricultural product exports continued to grow in 2019 and registered a record figure of US$6.341 billion, equivalent to 2.8% of GDP and 247% above the value seen 10 years ago.

Moreover, the issuing entity indicated that the main destinations for Peruvian agricultural exports were the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

(END) CNA/JJN/MVB

Published: 2/11/2020
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