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Exports of products based on wool and fine hair reached sales of $91 million

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The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (mincetur) reported that Peruvian exports of wool and fine hair products have had an important performance so far this year. A) Yes, Between January and May, sales of $91 million were reachedwhich represents a growth of 9.6% compared to the same period in 2021.

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Peru sends these products to the world with great success, including those made with alpaca fiber, such as Alpaca Tops, a product that accounts for 38% of total exports of wool and fine hair. These shipments increased 34.6% in the first five months of 2022.

The main destination countries for Peruvian wool and fine hair textiles are the European Union (37%), the United States (22%), and China (16%). It is important to mention that China, until 2021, was the main destination of Alpaca Tops that Peru exports, receiving 47% of shipments.

positioning

Peru has managed to position itself at a highly appreciated level in the world of clothing regarding garments made from alpaca fiber, one of the finest in the world. Thus, the Mincetur, through Promperú, has been promoting the sector brand “Alpaca from Peru”, created to position it globally.

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It is important to point out that the alpaca is one of the two domesticated High Andean and South American camelids in the world, and Peru has the largest number of specimens of the two existing breeds: Huacaya and Suri. According to information from Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), our country has more than 3,600,000 copies of alpacas, which represent 87% of the world population. In addition, Peru is the first producer of alpaca fiber in the world.

The data

  • The main alpaca fiber producing regions are currently: Puno (64%), Cusco (15%), Ayacucho (6%) and Arequipa (6%).

Source: Larepublica

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