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Peru: Non-traditional exports up 7.1% in July


09:09 | Lima, Sep. 11.

Peru's non-traditional exports totaled US$1.054 billion in July 2018, thus expanding 7.1% from the same month last year, Central Reserve Bank (BCR) informed.

Within this framework, export volume increased at an annual rate of 6.4%.

Meanwhile, the average non-traditional product prices went up by 0.7%. 

Positive results have been registered since August 2016. It must be noted there was a rise in sales of fishery (66.2%), chemical (7.6%), non-metallic mineral (13.5%), and metal-mechanic (14%) products last July. 

In terms of products and value, greater shipments of frozen (106.7%) and canned (101%) giant squid, calcium products (52.9%), frozen fruits (62.6%), and copper rod (29.8%) were registered in the analyzed period.

It must be noted Asia (47%), Andean countries (15.1%), and North America (6.0%) were the top destinations for these Peruvians products.

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Published: 9/11/2018