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BCRP: non-traditional exports grew 25% until October 2021

The export of non-traditional products registered an interannual increase of 25% until October 2021. In this way, with an annual rate of 8.2%, Peru leads the growth of shipments of this type in the region, reported the Central Bank Reserve of Peru (BCRP).

The positive results in the sector are “explained by the higher shipments of agricultural products (mainly fruits), textiles, chemicals, fisheries and iron and steel,” indicates the BCRP.

All-time high in exports

Taking into account the monthly results, in October 2021, traditional exports totaled US $ 1,641 million. This amount is 35.3% and 15% higher than the accumulated in the same period of 2020 and 2019, respectively, which represents a historical maximum in the item.

Shipments were driven by the sale of blueberries that amounted to US $ 356 million, 63.7% in relation to October 2019; of fresh grapes, which reached US $ 82 million, which meant an increase of 13.4% compared to the same month two years ago.

For its part, the accumulated from January to October 2021 amounts to US $ 13,053 million, that is, 30.2% more than what was achieved in the same period last year. In detail, the best-selling products abroad were fresh avocados, 39.4% and 40% versus the same period in 2019 (31.3% compared to January-October of the previous year); and fresh grapes, with an increase of 37.9% and 20.4% in relation to the same periods of 2019 and 2020, respectively.

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