Peru’s handicraft exports totaled $28.3 million from January-July

In the first seven months of this year, Peru’s handicraft exports amounted to 28.30 million dollars, 8.5 percent more than the amount registered the same month last year, reported today the Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Agency (PromPerú).

The most important destination markets for this sector were the United States (19.1 percent) and New Zealand (15.6 percent).

The main export items correspond to products made of Alpaca furs, with sales of 5. 20 million dollars, registering a growth of 93.3 percent compared to same period last year.

The main destinations for these products were New Zealand (4.39 million dollars) and the Unites States (379, 510 dollars).

Other important exportation products were decorative ceramics with 2.60 million dollars, which represented 9.21 percent of the sector’s participation.

In this case, the United States (740,220 dollars) and Italy (639,190 dollars) were the markets with the most demand.

The handicrafts industry is an important activity due to it is a great source of employment, since thousands of craftsmen from all the Peruvian regions can show their skills and tradition by means of beautiful pieces.

News source: ANDINA