Peruvian exports amounted to more than $ 50.402 billion between January and November 2021, up 36% from the same period in 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) reported on Thursday.
This amount – added to the surge in imports, which reached US $ 42.135 billion in the same period (up 39.7% from January-November 2020) – makes a total of US $ 92.537 billion. foreign trade in goods, almost a new record for the country. .
“This achievement proves the great capacity of our companies – mainly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) – to take advantage of the opportunities which present themselves in the current international context of economic recovery”, he added.
Growth in the number of exporters also stood out during the period analyzed, reaching 8,421 (14.4%), which is above pre-pandemic levels.
These companies sent shipments to 168 destinations, including China (37%), the European Union (14%) and the United States (13%).
According to Mincetur, all economic sectors have managed to increase their exports, notably jewelry (113.2%), hydrocarbons (93.2%), metallurgy (82%), textiles (71.2%), steel (70.4%), fishing (38.9%), mining (37%), chemicals (30%) and agro-export (17%).
Traditional and non-traditional agro-exports continued to grow between January and November 2021 thanks to higher sales of fruits (23.3%), mainly avocados (40.6%), blueberries (24.2% ) and grapes (23.3%). Vegetable exports also saw an increase (8.7%), including onions (10%) and fresh asparagus (8%).
On the other hand, exports of traditional and non-traditional fishery products increased by 38.9% between January and November of last year, driven by higher sales of scallops (69.7%), flour of fish and fish oil (60.6% and 49.7%, respectively), as well as frozen fish (42.7%). Exports of giant squid, the second most important fishery product, increased 1.1%.
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