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15/11/2017

Fishing exports in Peru make a recovery, increasing by 48%

This data includes the first 9 months of the year. The anchovy is still one of the leading products. 

A man throwing food to the pelicans in Peru

Peruvian exports from the traditional and non-traditional fishing sector reached US$2.560 billion in the first nine months of the year, representing a 48% increase over the same period in 2016, according to the management of Extractive Services and Industries of the Exporters Association (ADEX according to its acronym in Spanish).

The traditional sub-sector had the greatest growth (57.7%), reaching US$1.716 billion.

Fish flour was the main product, reaching US$1.428 billion, with a share of 83.2% and 64.4% growth, most likely due to a larger catch of anchovies. 

Please note that this article was not originally written in this language.
This article is incomplete. Click here to read the full text from its original source, América Economía
Photo Credit: Alex Proimos (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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