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Peru: Non-traditional exports up 1.4% in March 2019

13:08 | Lima, May. 13.

Peru's non-traditional exports totaled US$1.038 billion in March 2019, thus increasing 1.4% compared to the same month last year, underlining the rise of shipped volume (+7.2%), Central Reserve Bank (BCR) has informed.

In this sense, the issuing entity indicated non-traditional sales abroad amounted to US$3.232 billion in the first quarter of this year (+2.9%). 

This outcome was underpinned by a 9.3% increase in exports, especially of farming and fishery products. 

Likewise, the fishery (+34.8%) and chemical (+4.8%) sectors posted the highest dynamism. 

In the first three months of the year, fishery (+20.5%), and textile (+7.2%), and farming (+6.8%) products recorded greater sales. 

In the last 12 months —until March 2019— Peru's non-traditional exports registered the highest growth (+9.2%) among the main Latin American countries. 

(END) CNA/DTK/MVB

Published: 5/13/2019
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