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Peru's non-traditional exports to reach US$11.82 bn in 2017

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11:18 | Lima, Oct. 2.

Peruvian non-traditional exports will total US$11.82 billion by end-2017, up 10% from last year (US$10.749 billion), Deputy Foreign Trade Minister Edgar Vasquez estimated.

"As at July, foreign sales of non-traditional products expanded by about 10%," Vasquez told El Peruano official gazette.

"We expect to sustain said growth in the coming months," he added.

According to the government official, such result is mainly underpinned by higher shipments from agriculture, fishery, textile and garment sectors.  

He said chemical and metal-mechanic industries experienced a rebound in terms of foreign sales. 


It must be noted the rise in non-traditional exports was driven by the global economic recovery.

In this sense, the minister stressed the relevance of Trade Offices (OCEX) based overseas in order to boost non-traditional exports.

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Published: 10/2/2017
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