Exports In Jan-To-Aug Total $28 Billion, Says Deputy Minister

Peru’s exports in the first eight months of this year totaled approximately $28 billion, Deputy Foreign Trade Minister Carlos Posada said.

The export figure for January-to-August represents a 25 percent to 30 percent increase over the same period last year, state news agency Andina reported.

Posada said that according to preliminary data, non-traditional exports rose 13 percent to 14 percent, from $5.5 billion to $6 billion, and that the total export volume rose 14 percent.

In the January-to-July period, exports totaled $25 billion, Posada said. Copper, gold and other mineral exports together account for about 60 percent of Peru’s total shipments abroad.

“The objective of the government is to double the total export figures and triple the non-traditional exports,” Posada said.

Peru’s Central Bank forecasts that exports will total $44.8 billion in 2011, and rise to $47 billion in 2012 and $51.6 billion in 2013.

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  1. deborah sletten says:

    Exports are possible because of over population world wide. You are serving gross over population. Why does overpopulation exist?

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