Lima, September 15 (EFE). – Peru exported $783 million in natural gas to the UK between last January and July, a destination that received 45% of Peru’s overseas sales of this hydrocarbon, the ministry said Thursday. Foreign trade and tourism.
A report from the ministry highlighted a 231% increase in trade between Peru and the UK from last January to July compared to the same period the previous year, which generated a total of $1,228 million in 2022.
“This is mainly due to Peruvian natural gas exports, with the UK concentrating 45% of Peru’s shipments of this material, which is rare in Europe due to the international context,” a ministry press release said.
On the 10th of this month, the ministry stated that Peru’s total exports added a value of nearly $37,000 million between January and July 2022, driven by increased shipments of energy and blueberries.
According to the monthly report of this portfolio, sales of merchandise abroad amounted to a total of 36,954 million dollars in the first seven months of the year, of which 26,982 million dollars responded to traditional exports.
This last figure represents a growth of 13.5% over the same period last year, mainly due to rising shipments from the energy sector.
The ministry specified in a statement that exports of natural gas and its derivatives in July alone amounted to $80 million, an increase of 10.6% over what was exported in the same month last year.
Between January and July, overseas sales of these products accumulated $2829 million, registering a year-on-year growth of 224.9%.
“In particular, LNG shipments accumulated $2.152 million between January and July and recorded a year-on-year increase of 294.2%,” said Sector Head Roberto Sanchez.
For its part, exports and derivatives, in the same period, grew by 79.9% year on year, adding $1138 million.