Exports of Traditional Products Increased 21.9% in September


In September 2017, the export volume of traditional products grew by 21.9% when compared to the same month of the previous year.

The National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) through the Technical Report Evolution of Exports and Imports, prepared with information from the National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT) reported that the increase is due to the higher shipments of mining products (24.3%), as well as oil and natural gas (26, 7%).

The traditional products that registered the highest demand were:

Copper (36.4%), gold (10.4%), zinc (37.8%), tin (9.6%), iron (85.5%); petroleum derivatives (13.6%), natural gas (59.6%), crude oil (124.8%) and fish oil (36.4%). However, shipments of lead (-20.7%), refined silver (-46.2%) decreased; coffee (-0.5%) and fishmeal (-40.5%) also.

In the period January-September 2017, the export volume of traditional products increased 14.2%, driven by the favorable behavior of the fishing sector (85.6%), oil and natural gas (38.3%) and mining ( 8.7%).

Total volume exported increased by 17.7%.

In the month of the analysis, the total volume exported grew by 17.7% with respect to the same month of the previous year. Among the main countries of destination of our exports were China with 28.8%, United States of America 14.4% Spain 4.9%, Germany 4.6% and Brazil with 4.2% of the total value exported.

In the period January-September of 2017, the total volume exported increased by 14.3%, when compared to the same period in 2016.

Exports of non-traditional products accumulated 11 months of uninterrupted growth.

In the month studied, the volume of real exports of non-traditional products increased by 5.0% when compared to the same month of the previous year, due to higher shipments of products from industries such as the following: metal-mechanical (30.2%), textile ( 20.3%), chemical (15.9%) and agricultural (2.0%), among many others.

(Source: INEI. Photo from Flickr)




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