The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) reported that traditional exports in September of this year reached 4,154 million dollars, which is 46.6% more than that registered in the same month of 2019.
The result that goes beyond pre-COVID-19 levels is due to higher prices of minerals and volumes of fishery products.
On the other hand, the BCRP specifies that compared to September 2020, traditional exports were higher by 34.7% thanks to the increase in the prices of copper, zinc, oil and coffee and to higher shipments of gold abroad.
In general terms, sales abroad of traditional products accumulated a value of 32,916 million dollars between January and September 2021, 31.7% more than what was achieved in the same period of 2019, and 63.5% higher than that obtained in the same period of 2020.
The BCRP emphasizes that in the ninth month of this year, mining exports maintained their positive growth of previous months and totaled 49.9% and 33.4% compared to the same period of 2019 and 2020, respectively.