The most important sector was agribusiness with 1,600,628 jobs thanks to the largest superfood shipments. Traditional mining followed with 931,767 jobs.
The jobs associated with exports Peruvian amounted to 4 million 115,162 last year, which meant a slight increase of 1.7% in
comparison to what was achieved in 2021 (4 million 046,000)which represented a new record, reported the Center for Research on Global Economy and Business of the Association of Exporters (CIEN-ADEX).
However, despite the positive result, the union warned that half of all subsectors closed negatively in 2022: traditional mining, primary fishing, agro-industry, fishing for direct human consumption, textiles, wood, and others, while those that did show Growths were primary agriculture, hydrocarbons, clothing, non-metallic mining, iron and steel, chemicals and metal-mechanics.
The most important was agribusiness with 1,600,628 jobs thanks to the largest shipments of superfoods, although they presented a decline of -1.2%, followed by traditional mining with 931,767 (fall of -14.8%). and traditional agriculture with 614,799 (44.1%) due to the greater demand for labor for the processing and export of coffee and sugar.
The business union also indicated that the item of clothing maintained a stock of 329,498 due to shipments of cotton t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, baby clothes, dresses, etc. On the other hand, fishing for direct human consumption generated 184,286 (-2.7%).
Together, these 5 activities concentrated 89% of the total jobs created by exports in 2022, detailed the report ‘Impact of exports: employment and GDP’ from CIEN-ADEX.
At the regional level, the largest number of jobs in the export sector was registered in Lima (more than 1 million), followed by Ica (478,403) and La Libertad (457,490), concentrating 47.6% of the total, with the main activity being to agribusiness. In contrast, the ones that presented the least labor impulse were Huánuco, Huancavelica and Loreto, representing only 0.2% of the total.
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