According to data from the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP), Peru’s non-traditional exports accumulated some US$ 11,582 million between January and September of this year; an increase of 33.9% compared to the same period in 2020.
The BCRP pointed out that pre-pandemic levels have already been exceeded, because there was an increase of 16% in relation to what was achieved in that same season of 2019. The increase was due to higher exports volumes of agricultural products.
In the period evaluated with respect to that registered before the pandemic, higher sales were observed in blueberries (77.4%), fresh avocado (40.5%) and fresh asparagus (5%), among other products. As for September 2021, non-traditional exports amounted to US $ 1,598 million, registering an increase of 23.7% versus last year and 37.5% compared to the same month of 2019.