totaled US$5.137 billion between January and April of this year —a figure higher by 62.38% compared to the amount registered in the same period of 2020, the
reported on Wednesday.
Among them, copper
stood out, whose shipping value amounted to US$2.478 billion (+35.85%), followed by iron minerals (US$779 million; +154.98%), refined copper cathodes (US$411 million; +71.51%), and silver minerals (US$197 million; +64.23%).
Another traditional product, which contributed to this growth, was fishmeal with exports valued at US$663 million (+280.08%).
On the other hand, among the non-traditional goods most exported to China, fish products and fresh fruits stood out.
These also included frozen squid, whose shipping value amounted to US$30 million (+230.93%), followed by fish livers and roe totaling US$27 million (+223.75%), prepared or canned squid valued at US$26 million (+216.04%), and frozen whole prawns worth US$17 million (+213.83%).
Meanwhile, shipments of fresh grapes totaled US$21 million, which represented a growth of 7.08% during the period from January to April.