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Mincetur: Some 17 regions increased their exports in the first half of 2022

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In the first six months of the year, some 17 regions increased their exportspushed by the rise in international prices and the development of new productive projects such as Mina Justa, in Ica, reported the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).

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In the period January-June 2022, the regions that most increased their shipments to the world are those of the jungle mainly due to the higher sales of coffee (+167%) and palm oil (+126%), goods whose international prices have increased more than 50% in the first halfcompared to the same period in 2021.

Forest exports (+65%), gold (+38%) and Brazil nuts (+17%) also grew. Exports of cocoa and derivatives, mainly attributed to the jungle regions, amounted to US$135 million, a value 10% higher than that registered at the same time in 2021.

The head of the Mincetur, Roberto Sánchez, pointed out that it is expected that at least 10 regions close this year with record numbers in shipments to the world, highlighting Cusco, Arequipa, Ica, Áncash and La Libertad —precisely, the regions that contribute the most to the country’s exports—. “Exports have been the highest in history,” he added.

Performance of southern and northern regions

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According to the Mincetur report, the southern regions of Peru raised 21% its shipments to the world in the first half of 2022 thanks to higher sales of natural gas and minerals. The southern regions that increased their exports the most were Cusco (+107%), thanks to higher sales of natural gas (+388%); and Arequipa (+35%), due to higher sales of molybdenum (+155%) and copper (+39%).

On the other hand, the northern regions of the country increased their exports in the first semester by 12%, product of higher sales of non-metallic minerals, agricultural goods and hydrocarbons. The regions of Tumbes (+30%) stood out due to the greater sale of shrimp; Áncash (+11%), due to the greater export of zinc (+28%); La Libertad (+12%), due to higher blueberry sales (+118%); and Piura (+17%), due to the increase in exports of calcium phosphate (+50%).

The data

liquefied natural gas (LPG) that Peru exports to the world has become the third most important export product of the country after copper and gold.

Source: Larepublica

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