Peruvian exports totaled US$47.709 billion in 2018, thus breaking a record, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez informed Tuesday.
“These figures should fill us with pride,” the official underlined.
In this sense, Minister Vasquez indicated this milestone denotes a motivation to continue working to expand the Inca country’s shipments.
Likewise, he indicated these numbers represent a 7.5% rise compared to 2017.
Furthermore, 7,518 companies —that export non-traditional products— covered the five continents.
“97% of these businesses are micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises,” the cabinet member expressed.
Moreover, non-traditional exports posted a record in 2018 by exceeding US$13.223 billion, a 12.6% expansion compared to the previous year.
He also highlighted the fact that Peru is the world leader in exports of asparagus and quinoa, among other products.