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Peru's total export volume up 11.3% in 2017


00:00 | Lima, Feb. 13.

Peru's total export volume grew 11.3% last year, compared to 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) informed.

Such increase was driven by higher shipments of traditional (10.8%) and non-traditional (12.7%) products. 

According to INEI's "Evolution of Exports and Imports" report, the country's total export volume increased 12.40% in 2016. 

Traditional exports increased by 10.8%. This rise was mainly underpinned by higher export volumes in fishing (+63.3%), oil and natural gas (+30.1%), and mining (+6.6%) sectors. 

As for non-traditional shipments, fishing (+69.6%), farming (+4.5%), textile (+5.1%) and chemical (+3.5%) sectors stood out. 

Top markets

Top export destinations were China (which made up 28.8% of the total export volume) and the United States (14.3%), followed by Spain (5.5%), South Korea (5.4%), Japan (5.1%) and Brazil (4.5%).

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Published: 2/13/2018