The Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation Development reported that its Agroperú Fund had provided loans of 37.27 million soles ($10 million) to 5,295 female small producers from July to December of 2020. Individual farmers received up to 30,000 soles ($8,112) each to develop agricultural campaigns and livestock chains.
Andean Airports of Peru (AAP) announced the investment of over a million dollars in security systems for its airports, as part of agreement with the company Sondeo, Estructuras y Geotecnia (SEG) to be executed in up to 9 months. New installations put in place will include CCTV and latest technology lightning systems.
Exports of jewellery totalled $9 million in value in January, representing a 253.9% increase from January 2020. Gold jewellery items such as bracelets, necklaces, chains and anklets, were mostly exported, with a value amounting to $7.7 billion.
During the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's 2021 virtual conference, the Peruvian delegation announced that its mining sector is comprised of 46 projects expected to gather a $56.1 billion investment. The UK has the largest share of Peru's global investment mine portfolio with $12 million, followed by China with $10.42 million and Canada with $8.57 million.
During the first two months of 2021, Peruvians realised cryptocurrency transactions worth $21 million, showing a 1,000% increase from 2021. Since the beginning of this year, already 38,500 Peruvians chose to use cryptocurrencies on the platform Buda.com only. Bitcoin is the most demanded cryptocurrency, representing 86% of such transactions in the country last year.