Peruvian exports reached $32,211 million in the first half of the year, an amount 18.4% higher ($5,000 million) than that registered in the same period of 2021, according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
“Peru is a country open to trade. We continue working to strengthen our exports, which have been growing uninterruptedly for 22 months, being important generators of employment and economic growth,” said the head of the Mincetur, Roberto Sánchez.
In this sense, he added that the growth in exports is mainly due to the higher prices of energy goods (natural gas in Europe 320%), minerals (tin 43%, zinc 35%) and agricultural products (coffee 54%). . Copper, Peru’s main export product, had a 7% higher price.
Export performance as of June 2022
In the sixth month of the year, sales abroad increased 21.9%, accumulating an increase of 18.4% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2021, according to the Mincetur Monthly Trade Report – June 2022.
The sectors that grew the most in the first semester were oil/gas (179%), chemicals (40.1%), textiles (37%), forestry (31%) and agriculture (20%). For their part, the products with the best performance were coffee (328%), natural gas (388%), blueberries (118%) and ethyl alcohol (106%).
On the other hand, in the case of mineral exports – which represent 60% of the country’s sales – they grew 6.3% in the first half of 2022, driven by higher sales of molybdenum (58%), zinc ( 20%) and copper (8%).
In textiles/clothing, sales of cotton products increased (43%). While in the chemical category, the export of sulfuric acid stood out (283%). Likewise, in agriculture, together with coffee and blueberries, shipments to the world of Tahiti lemon (81%), grapes (17%) and cocoa/derivatives (10%) increased.
The Mincetur detailed that in the period from January to June, 6,851 companies exported goods, of these, 2,115 sent agricultural goods.