Peru’s non-traditional exports grew 7.5 percent in January 2023, having shipped 1.554 billion dollars, highlighting sales of non-metallic minerals and others, informed today, Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
According to the portfolio’s Monthly Report, this significant progress was due to higher sales of non-metallic minerals by 91.9 percent, metal-mechanic products by 32 percent, textiles and clothing by 18.2 percent, and non-traditional fishing by 13 percent.
In the non-metallic mining sector, anthracite shipments increased by 213 percent to US$18 million due to higher world demand for fuel.
Meanwhile, exports of natural calcium phosphate increased 95.3 percent to US$57 million.
Textiles and clothing, representing 3 percent of total Peruvian exports, recorded shipments of US$145 million.
During the first month of this year, sales of garments such as t-shirts stood out with 110 million dollars, representing an increase of 30.7 percent for January 2022.
Meanwhile, in dispatching non-traditional fishery and agricultural products, shipments of squid stood out at 149 percent, seaweed at 138.4 percent, and canned fish.
Mincetur pointed out that during the first month of 2023, Peruvian products reached 118 international markets.
It indicated that the value of Peru’s foreign trade of goods decreased 12.7 percent year-on-year in January 2023, associated with lower trade with China, Japan, and the United States. However, trade with Canada increased by 33.8 percent.
In South America, there was higher trade with Paraguay (290 percent), Uruguay (22.5 percent), and Colombia (8.2 percent).