According to a report from the Economics and Business Research Center of ADEX, the Exporters Association of Peru, foreign sales of the footwear sector and its parts, during the first two months of the year, totaled US$ 2.5 million, which meant an increase of 21.8% compared to the same period of the previous year.
The United States was the largest buyer, worth US$ 914 thousand, which represented an increase of 155% compared to 2021, concentrating 36% of total sales abroad. It was followed by Chile with purchases for US$ 647 thousand and a growth of 26.5%, and Cuba with an amount of US$ 414 thousand, with a positive variation of 925%. In order of importance, Ecuador, Bolivia, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Mexico followed, reaching a total of 24 countries.
Peru sent abroad sandals for women, men, girls and boys (leather and synthetic leather); leather and synthetic leather shoes; with craft application; industrial rubber boots with metal toe-end and others (soles and heels).
The leading shipments were leather footwear 42.7%; rubber and plastic 28.3% and textiles 25.6%.
In 2021, the total exports of the footwear sector and its parts from Peru reached a turnover of US$ 19.8 million, for 2 million pairs, 43.6% more in value than in 2020.
Peru currently ranks 79th among global suppliers of footwear and its parts, and fifth among producers in Latin America, after Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.
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