Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros said Peru's foreign trade totaled US$68.124 billion between January and October this year, up 15.8% over the same period in 2016.
Likewise, the minister informed Peruvian shipments
rose 22.9% to US$35.511 billion in the first 10 months of the year.
"The increase in Peruvian exports has been driven by Asia's greater demand," he underlined.
In this sense, sales to Asian nations posted a 48% expansion in Jan-Oct this year, whereas shipments to other countries grew 8.5%.
The rise in Peruvian exports to Asia is not limited to China —country that saw a 40% increase. In fact, this is observed in India (126.8%), Thailand (122.2%), South Korea (61.7%), and Japan (51.8%) as well.