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Peru: La Libertad exports reached US$ 3,186 million in 2020 and achieved a historical record

Peru
Published Apr 5, 2021

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La Libertad is the third inland region that contributes the most to the country's total exports (8% of the total) after Ica and Arequipa.

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Exports from the La Libertad region in 2020 totaled 3,186 million dollars, the highest figure in its history, thanks to higher sales of gold (+ 35%) and fruits (+ 11%), compared to 2019, the Ministry indicated. of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur). La Libertad is the third inland region that contributes the most to the country's total exports (8% of the total) after Ica and Arequipa, the sectors that contribute the most are agriculture (50%) and mining (42%). Similarly, it is the third inland region that contributes the most to the country's non-traditional exports (12% of the total) after Piura and Ica. Since 2018, agro-exports have become the main source of foreign exchange in the region, displacing mining. Export basket La Libertad's export offer is diversified, with the main products exported last year being: gold and blueberries. Gold shipments amounted to $ 1.278 billion, representing 40% of the region's total exports, while blueberry shipments amounted to $ 595 million, ...
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