Peruvian exports reached a record
of US$417.000 million last year, which shows an increase of 33,7%, informed the
minister of Comercio Exterior y Turismo(minister of exterior commerce and
tourism), Alfredo Ferrero. Mining was the sector that most contributed to the
hopes that in March the Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC)( Free Trade Agreement) with
the United States
will give an extra push to exports. The negotiations for this commercial pact culminated
in December. The United States,
absorbs 30% of our local products yearly. An increase of more than 34% was achieved
due to the export of minerals of gold and cobber. Peru
is the sixth major producer of gold and third major producer of cobber in the
world. Mining is considered the motor of the Peruvian economy, that is
calculated to have increased by 6,3%, this year they have estimated an increase
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