Lima, Dec. 10 (EFE) .- Peru’s foreign trade grew by 44% until last September, above the Latin American and world average for this time of year, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Trade reported on Friday. Tourism (Mincatur).
The ministry underlined that the growth recorded between January and September of this year “largely” exceeded that of Latin American foreign trade, which reached 33%, and world trade, which was 27%.
In this sense, Peru exported goods for $ 40,596 million, which implied an increase of 45%, while it imported goods for $ 33,996 million, with an increase of 43%.
With this, Peruvian trade reached $ 74.592 million in the first nine months of the year and its trade balance had a surplus of $ 6.600 million.
“Peru’s foreign merchandise trade has long exceeded the values reached in 2020, and even in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic,” the ministry noted.
He added that the exchange value accumulated in September 2021 was 44% and 17% higher than that recorded during similar periods of 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Mincetur assured that with the public promotion agency Promperú, it would continue to “work hand in hand with exporting companies, in particular MSMEs, associations and cooperatives at the national level so that they benefit from the opportunities offered. through international trade “.
According to the World Trade Report prepared by Mincetur, after the falls of 2019 and 2020, world merchandise trade grew by 27% until September 2021, with a notable increase in countries like India (50%) , Russia (37%), China (33%) and South Korea (27%).
Major world economies have also increased their exports, as in the case of India (44%), Russia (44%), China (33%), Canada (30%), Korea South (26%), the European Union (25%) and the United States (23%).
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