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Textile exports grew by more than 70% at the end of 2021

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Textile exports accumulated US$ 1,545 million between January and November 2021. The amount is equivalent to an increase of 71% in relation to the same period in 2021, reported Amora Carbajal, executive president of Promperú.

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The value accumulated in the penultimate month of the year was the result of higher sales of cotton and fine hair goods. Thus, the product with the best performance was the knitted t-shirt, which achieved US$ 441 million, which represented a year-on-year growth of 91%. It was followed by the knitted shirt, which reached US$ 106 million (+21%).

For its part, shipments from the manufacturing sector exceeded US$ 4,813 million; that is, they grew 44%.


“The chemical subsector grew by more than 30%, the iron and steel industry by more than 79% and non-metallic mining by more than 51%, among others,” explained Carbajal.

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For its part, the fishing sector expanded by 39% and achieved US$ 3,649 million. In this item, shipments of frozen squid stood out, which accumulated US$410 million, followed by shipments of frozen fillets (US$153 million).

Finally, the agricultural sector reached US$7,759 million, which meant a growth of 17% compared to 2020. The leading products were fresh blueberries (US$1,145 million), fresh avocado (US$1,083 million) and fresh grapes (US$ 865 million).


General results

Shipments abroad of non-mining-energy products as of November 2021 reached a total of US$ 17,776 million and regional exports represented 55% of total shipments.

“In this period, 7,632 companies were registered that exported more than 4,600 products, reaching 168 markets on five continents”, detailed the official.

Projections for 2022

This year, Promperú, as part of its commercial promotion strategies, will position the mahi mahi (Peruvian parakeet) in the American market, informed Mario Ocharan, the institution’s director of export promotion.


He also pointed out that the quality seal for Peruvian shrimp will be developed.

Meanwhile, to promote agribusiness, they will continue with the Specialty Coffee strategy and will launch the new sector brand Cocoa from Peru.

While in clothing and decorations they will promote licensing programs through the brand Peru Textiles.


On the other hand, in the next 12 months Promperú estimates to reach 8,000 exporting companies and reach US$ 17,500 million in non-traditional exports.

Imports exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 19.9%

Last year, Peruvian imports exceeded US$ 50,843,400,000. The figure is equivalent to a growth of 40.7% compared to what was registered in 2020 and 19.9% ​​compared to 2019, before the pandemic, CIEN-ADEX reported.

This amount for purchases abroad exceeded that obtained in 2020 (US$ 36.1 billion) and that of 2019 (US$ 42.4 billion), and also the highest historical figures such as 2013 (US$ 43.3 billion) and 2018 ($43.2 billion).


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