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BCRP: for the seventh consecutive month, Peru leads the region’s non-traditional exports

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The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) reported that, for the seventh consecutive month, our country remains the leader in the growth of non-traditional exports among the main economies in the region, a podium on which it had been installed before the pandemic.

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With an average annual rate of 8.3%, the reactivation of this market for Peru is due to “higher shipments of agricultural products (mainly fruits), textiles, chemicals, fisheries and iron and steel.”

“Non-traditional foreign sales in the country showed an interannual expansion rate of 26.8% in the accumulated in the last twelve months to last September, surpassing the growth rate of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Chile,” said the maximum issuing entity.

In monthly terms, non-traditional Peruvian exports amounted to US $ 1,598 million in September, reaching an all-time high. Compared to September 2019, the value increased 37.5%, mainly due to the higher volumes shipped (35%).

BCRP: non-traditional exports are reactivated

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Compared to September 2020, non-traditional exports were 23.7% higher and in terms of volume and price, 14.4% and 8.2% higher, respectively.

From January to September 2021, these exports reached US $ 11,582 million, growing 16% compared to the same period of 2019 (33.9% compared to the period from January to September 2020).

BCRP: Peruvian blueberries for the world

Last September, sales abroad of blueberries grew 120.8% compared to the same month of 2019 (53.5% compared to September 2020), those of fresh avocados did so by 86.4% compared to September 2019 ( 162.8% compared to a year ago) and fresh asparagus exports increased 76.4% and 26.7% compared to the months in question.

In the accumulated January-September, the products that were sold the most abroad were fresh avocados, with a growth of 40.5% compared to the same period in 2019 (45.4% compared to the same period in 2020); Blueberries increased 77.4% versus the same period in 2019 (39% compared to January-September of the previous year) and fresh grapes registered an expansion of 42.9% compared to 2019 and 22.9% compared to the same period 2020.

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