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Peru: Tourism led to US$3.832 billion revenue in 2014


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12:21 | Lima, Sep. 22.

Peru's tourism sector generated revenue worth US$3.832 billion in 2014 and consolidated as the second income-generating source on the non-traditional sphere, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister (Mincetur) Magali Silva affirmed.

“This sector holds the second position […],” Silva told.

“The ranking is led by agro-exports, which reached US$4.200 billion in 2014," she added while presenting the “Foreign Tourist Profile 2014” report.

The Minister went on to add tourism is one of the sectors, which maintains a sustainable growth rhythm that contributes 4 percentage points to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

It should be noted tourism-related incoming currency flows generated revenue worth US$3.832 billion last year, a 5.25% increase compared to the same period in 2013 (US$ 3.641 billion).

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Published: 9/22/2015
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