Peruvian President, Pedro Castillo, highlighted this Tuesday the export records that his country had registered in recent years, especially in 2021, when dispatches abroad exceeded US$56 billion.
During his speech at the Peruvian Exporters’ Day ceremony, the head of state expressed his gratitude for the goodwill that exporting companies have maintained and, at the same time, congratulated “men and women from all corners of the homeland” for their work.
“This record amount (in 2021) was achieved thanks to you and all those who are committed to this important sector,” said Castillo, for whom the Andean country enjoys a “favorable context” for traditional and non-traditional exports.
He specified that during 2021 there were more than 8,500 exporting companies that took the best Peruvian offer to the world through 4,805 products, thus managing to conquer 170 markets in the five continents.
“We are the world’s leading exporters of blueberries and asparagus. We are not only present abroad with our gastronomy but also with our products,” he continued.
Likewise, Castillo assured that despite the complex international scenario marked by crises and conflicts, Peru was last year and will be again this 2022, “one of the countries with the highest economic growth in Latin America”.
“We are a country that grows, that projects itself to the world, that generates confidence in investors, and that offers legal stability and clear rules”, he stressed.
The President took the opportunity to urge the private sector to continue working hand in hand with his Executive to continue boosting export levels for “the benefit of all Peruvians”.
According to the latest report presented in October by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Peru exported between January and August 42.467 billion dollars, which meant an expansion of 13 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
The portfolio explained that the remarkable expansion of exports was mainly due to an increase in shipments of traditional products such as natural gas and coffee, as well as the almost generalized growth of non-traditional products by 19.5 percent.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agrarian Development (Midagri) reported earlier this month that Peruvian agro-exports attracted US$6.113 billion between January and August, equivalent to a 23.5 percent growth.
He said that the top 10 destination countries for Peru’s agricultural exports were the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Ecuador, China, Chile, Germany, Great Britain, Colombia, and Mexico.