Peru fisheries exports amount US$ 1.16 billion

Isabel Guerra

Peruvian fisheries exports in the first half of 2009 amounted to 1.16 billion dollars, reported today the Exporters Association (Adex).

The traditional fisheries exports amounted to 802,000 dollars, while the non-traditional fisheries exports totaled 275’820,000 dollars, a 16 percent fall compared to the same period last year. 

According to Adex, within the traditional fisheries sub-sector, the most important exported item was fishmeal, which increased one percent, followed by fish fat and oil item, which fell 27%.

The third item, fish fats and oils and their fractions, grew 61%

Peru exported to a total of 45 countries around the world in the first half of the year

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