Peru is the Andean Community (CAN) member with most exports to the world in Jan-Feb 2017, totaling US$6.667 billion in sales, Andean Parliament legislator Mario Zuñiga announced on Thursday.
This way, Peru outperformed neighboring Colombia (US$5.296 billion), Ecuador (US$3.143 billion) and Bolivia (US$1.07 billion).
The Inca nation is the bloc's largest exports contributor, accounting for 41.2% of total exports, followed by Colombia (32.7%), Ecuador (19.4%) and Bolivia (6.6%).
"This is the CAN
country with the largest sales volumes to the world. Additionally, our shipments saw the highest increase among all members, at 43.3%," Zuñiga was quoted as saying.
Every member state has experienced gain in exports: Ecuador's shipments went up by 34.2%, Colombia's rose 28.0% and Bolivia's did so by 2.5%.
The most demanded Peruvian products during the first two months were: copper, fish meal, gold, zinc and liquefied natural gas.