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Regional exports totaled US $ 21,430 and grew 45% as of July | News

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Regional exports totaled US $ 21,430 and grew 45% as of July | News

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, reported today that between January and July 2021, shipments from the interior regions of the country totaled 21.43 billion dollars, which represented an advance of 45% compared to the same period of the year. above ($ 14.733 million).

“This good performance was due to the increase in international prices and the increase in the exportable supply of various products, as a result of the work of farmers, producers and exporters in the interior of the country who offer quality products demanded internationally,” he said.

In the aforementioned period, there were 20 regions in the interior of Peru that increased their exports, mainly those located in the south, given the high participation of minerals in their exportable supply, highlighted the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).

Agribusiness and fishing also boosted exports from the northern regions, he noted.

By regions

In the first seven months of 2021, exports from all southern regions increased 54%, it reported.

In that part of the country, five regions grew thanks to the higher sale of minerals, which were: Puno (112%) for higher sales of gold, Apurímac (96%) and Cusco (40%) for higher sales of copper, Arequipa (57%) for copper and gold, and Tacna (64%) for copper and molybdenum, he detailed.

In the center (47%), five regions increased their exports due to the greater sale of minerals, but also agricultural goods: Huancavelica (77%) due to the greater sale of lead and silver; Ica (65%) for iron, tin and grape; Ayacucho (54%) for gold and avocado; Pasco (4%) for silver and lead and Junín (2%) for silver, zinc and kion, he said.

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In the jungle (51%), all regions increased their exports, said the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).

They are Ucayali (115%) and Madre de Dios (83%) due to the greater sale of palm oil and gold, respectively, Amazonas (89%) due to the greater sale of coffee and cocoa, Loreto (81%) due to the greater sale of oil (95%) and San Martín (0.1%) for cocoa, coffee and palm oil, he said.

In the north (23%), five regions increased their exports in the January-July period: La Libertad (35%) for fishmeal, fruits and gold; Lambayeque (34%) due to higher fruit exports (blueberry, avocado and mango); Ancash (27%) for zinc and fishmeal; Piura (24%) for squid and calcium phosphate; and Tumbes (2%) for shrimp, he indicated.

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In July 2021, exports from the interior regions of the country grew for the 11th consecutive month (7%), it reported.

In that month, Peruvian agro-exports continued to grow for the 12th consecutive month, accumulating a growth of 20% so far this year, he said.

On the coast (23%) the sale of avocado (46%), blueberry (29%) and grape (23%) increased; while in the jungle (10%) the sale of palm oil, coffee, canned hearts of palm and Brazil nuts (chestnuts) increased, he added.

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(END) NDP / MMG

Published: 9/26/2021



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