Peru’s exports of chullos increased by 23 percent in 2009

Isabel Guerra

Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX) reported that chullos’ exports totaled U.S. $ 136,847 dollars during the first half of 2009, that means 23% more than the same period last year.

Chullos, that are Andean Peruvian beanies that protect the ears, too, was exported to a total of 22 countries, France in the first place; shipments to that country amounted to U.S. $ 37,516, or 76% more than the first half of 2008.

Shipments to United States totaled US$23,915, an almost 100% increase compared to the same period in 2008; Chile imported US $11, 363, United Kingdom US $ 9,325), Mexico US $ 8,254 and Argentina US $7,899, among others.

This typical Peruvian garment has also arrived in Canada, Norway, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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