According to Peru’s Association of Exporters (Asociacion de Exportadores -ADEX), Peruvian pisco exports registered an astounding 515% increase during the year’s first trimester, compared to figures recorded during the same period in 2006.
While the overall value remains relatively modest, the increase in percentage is a testament to the Peruvian government’s efforts on promoting the distilled spirit throughout the world.
ADEX reports that Peruvian pisco exports reached a total value of US$130,452 between January and March of this year, a considerable increase over the US$22,222 registered at the end of 2006’s first trimester.
Nineteen countries imported the grape-based spirit, with the United States leading all importers with 41% of total pisco exports.
Rounding out the top 6 importers are: France (16%), Spain (15%), Germany (8%), Mexico (6%), and Canada (3%).