Non-traditional exports reached US$ 1,413 million in May. The amount is 17.0% higher than that registered in the same month last year, according to the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP).
The BCRP also detailed that, in the fifth month of the year, the prices of these sales abroad rose 10.2%, while the volume increased by 6.1%. Thus, the accumulated (January-May 2022) totaled US$ 7,095 million, growing 20% compared to the same period last year.
In May, exports of zinc products grew by 14.7% compared to the same month in 2021, copper rod (27.5%) and calcium phosphates (45.6%), among other products.
In the first five months of this year, the products that led non-traditional exports were fresh grapes, zinc products and copper rod, whose year-on-year growth was 18.3%, 45.9% and 10.7%, respectively.
Finally, the BCRP highlighted that, as of May 2022, Peru led the growth of non-traditional exports in the countries of the region with an average annual expansion rate of 6.9%.
The result is explained by the larger shipments of agricultural products (mainly fruits), textiles, chemicals, fishing and iron and steel.