Peru: Regional exports reach over US$20 bn in Jan-Aug 2018
Peruvian regional exports totaled US$20.7 billion between January and August 2018, up 18.6% and more than twice as high as Lima and Callao’s shipments (+9%), Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) informed.
According to the institution, 15 regions of the Inca country (except Lima and Callao) experienced positive growth in the analyzed period.
Meanwhile, 8 regions exceeded US$1 billion in exports: Arequipa, Ancash, Ica, La Libertad, Piura, Apurimac, Cusco, and Moquegua.
In August 2018, shipments from northern regions rose 14%, thus posting 16 months of continuous growth.
Thus, exports expanded US$8.1 billion in January-August this year, up by 23%.
This outcome was underpinned by higher sales of giant squid (+103.5%), zinc (+31.4%), and fish flour (+31.4).
During the analyzed period, exports from central regions amounted to US$3.3 billion, a 10.2% expansion compared to 2017.
Copper and silver shipments stood out in this case.
On the other hand, exports from the south were valued at more than US$9 billion thru August 2018, thus expanding 18.3%.
This result was driven by higher sales of alpaca fine hair (+50.3%), molybdenum (+59%), and copper cathodes (+50.8%).
Non-traditional agro-exports rose 12% due to chestnut shipments (+45%), setting a record.