Peru leads the growth of non-traditional exports in the region

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Lima, Oct 12 (EFE) .- Peru led the growth of non-traditional exports among the main economies of the region, with an interannual expansion rate of 25.7% in the twelve-month period until last August, reported this Tuesday the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR).

The agency indicated that, between September 2020 and August 2021, these exports reached 16.5% in Mexico, 14.5% in Brazil, 14.4% in Colombia and 4.6% in Chile.

In Peru, non-traditional exports amounted to 1,387 million dollars in August, which implied a growth of 26.9% compared to the same month of 2019, before the pandemic, due to the volumes shipped, which advanced 26.6% .

In relation to August 2020, they grew at a year-on-year rate of 18%, with a growth in the volume of sales abroad of 9.5% and of 7.8% in prices.

In the accumulated from January to August of this year, these exports reached 9,992 million dollars, a growth of 13.2% compared to the same period in 2019 and 35.8% compared to January-August 2020.

According to the BCR, this result was explained by higher shipments of agricultural products, mainly fruits, textiles, chemicals, fisheries, iron and steel, and non-metallic miners.

In August 2021, Peruvian sales of fresh avocados abroad grew by 86.4% compared to August 2019 and by 24.4% compared to the same month in 2020.

Those of blueberries did so in 76.4% compared to the same month of 2019 and in 9.3% compared to August 2020, while fresh asparagus had a fall of 0.2% compared to August 2019, but an increase 3.1% over the same month last year.

In the accumulated January-August 2021, the products that were sold the most abroad were fresh avocados, with a growth of 40.5% compared to the same period of 2019 and 43.3% in relation to the first months of 2020.

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