increased to US$1.291 billion in January 2021, up 7% compared to the same month last year, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR)
reported on Thursday.
According to the issuing entity, this expansion —which marks the sixth consecutive month in which the country has shown a year-on-year growth— was explained by higher exported volumes (8.4%), mainly of farming, fishery, chemical, and textile products.
In January, Peru saw an increase in sales of fresh grapes (19.4%) over the same month a year before.
Moreover, the country registered higher sales of blueberries (5.3%), copper rod (48.5%), frozen giant squid (21.9%), calcium phosphate (31.9%), zinc-based products 2.5%), organic bananas (7.2%), among other products.