Exports from the interior regions of the country reached the record figure of US $ 36,727 million between January and November 2021. The result is 34% higher than that recorded in the similar period of 2020 and 23% compared to 2019, before the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
In this sense, the Mincetur revealed that they were 19 regions that increased their shipments to the penultimate month of the year. These include Madre de Dios (+ 108%), Ucayali (+ 91%), Huancavelica (+ 84%), Puno (+ 62%), Apurímac (+ 56%), Ica (+ 53%), Loreto (+ 49%), Arequipa (+ 46%), Tacna (+ 32%), Lambayeque (+ 30%), Cusco (+ 26%), Ancash (+ 25%), San Martín (+ 24%), La Libertad (+ 22%), Ayacucho (+ 21%), Moquegua (+ 20%), Piura (+ 19%), Tumbes (+ 13%) and Amazonas (+ 9%).
In addition, six regions that reached all-time highs They were La Libertad (US $ 3,553 million), Apurímac (US $ 2,970 million), Puno (US $ 2,159 million), Lambayeque (US $ 835 million), Ayacucho (US $ 747 million) and Ucayali (US $ 75 million).
Exports by macro-region and products
In the macro jungle region (+ 53%), all regions increased their exports. Madre de Dios, Ucayali and Loreto, due to higher sales of gold, palm oil, forest products, chestnuts and oil; San Martín, due to higher sales of cocoa and palm oil; and Amazonas, for higher shipments of coffee and cocoa.
Equally, in the south (+ 41%), all regions grew as a result of higher mineral sales. In the case of Puno, for shipments of gold, copper and trout; Tacna, for the sale of molybdenum; and Apurímac, Arequipa, Cusco and Moquegua, thanks to the copper and molybdenum shipments.
At north (+ 18%)Five regions increased their exports, highlighting Lambayeque, due to higher sales of fruit (blueberry, avocado and mango); Ancash, for fish oil and meal, copper and zinc; La Libertad, for fish meal, avocado, blueberry and gold; Piura, for sales of phosphates, grapes, mangoes and squid; and Tumbes, for wholesale shrimp sales.
Finally, in the central zone (+ 33%)Three regions increased their exports: Huancavelica, due to the higher sale of minerals (lead and silver concentrates); Ica, for the largest shipments of iron, copper, tin and fruit (grape, blueberry, avocado); and Ayacucho, for the greater sale of gold, tara and avocado. In the case of Junín had a slight drop in its shipments (-0.04%)However, sales of coffee, zinc and silver concentrates grew.