Peru's top iron-steel export markets around the world
Iron and steel shipments to Colombia amounted to $177.605 million in the January-November period, up by 19.45% over the same term in 2016 ($148.689 million).
Likewise, sales of those products to Belgium expanded 53.50%, climbing from $69.492 million in Jan-Nov 2016 to $106.673 million in Jan-Nov 2017.
Lastly, iron-steel exports to the United States reached $244.052 million between January and November 2017, a 4.99% rise from the same period the previous year ($232.447 million).
Other destinations for these Peruvian products were Germany (+25.13%), Ecuador (+52.36%), Bolivia (+6.20%), South Africa (+30.01%), and Chile (+5.24%).
It must be noted Peru's total iron-steel exports increased 17% in the analyzed period, totaling $1.038 billion.
According to Promperu, said expansion was mainly underpinned by higher shipments of unalloyed zinc (+41.49%) and refined copper wires (+18.51%). ■