The price of the dollar today in Peru is quoted at S/3,845 for purchase and S/3,875 for sale, this Wednesday, August 23, according to the portal cualestaeldolar.pe. In addition, the exchange rate closed yesterday, Tuesday, August 23, at S/3.8630, reported the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP).
On the other hand, as reported by Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), agro-exports, during the first half of the year (January-June) totaled US$ 4,293 million, which represented an increase of 25.1% compared to what was registered in the same period of 2021.
In this way, traditional agricultural exports reached US$461 million, a figure that meant a significant increase of 288.2% compared to what was registered in 2021. Meanwhile, non-traditional exports totaled US$3,833 million, a figure higher by 15.6 % to what was observed in 2021.
Likewise, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has forecast growth for Peru’s GDP at 2.5%, as part of the presentation of its annual report “Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2022: dynamics and challenges of investment to promote a sustainable and inclusive recovery”.
In addition, the United Nations organization also projects economic growth for the region this year of 2.7% on average, in a context of strong macroeconomic restrictions that are hitting the economies, higher than the 1.8% forecast in the April report.