Peru remains Andean Community's leading exporter

Exportaciones Puerto Callao DP WORLD

Exportaciones Puerto Callao DP WORLD

14:40 | Lima, Jul. 20.

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.

As is known, Peru led Andean Community exports back in 2016. "It's good to know we are still on the same path," he underscored.


Published: 7/20/2017