The Peruvian exports of lemongrass and cat's claw medicinal herbs experienced a significant increase in 2020, reaching a total value of $6 million. The top importing countries for such herbs were the US, Japan and Spain.
Agroindustrial BETA successfully issued commercial papers on the Lima Stock Exchange (BVL) for a value of 100 million soles ($27 million). This initial issuance took place in the institutional market with a 360 day term and a 2.5% rate.
The National Institute of Statistics and IT communicated that informal workers in Peru represent 68.4% of the total working population, precisely 7.6 million out of 14.9 million people. Informal jobs are mostly occupied by women, young adults and people only possessing primary education.
In 2020, Peruvian exports of citrus fruits reached the historic record of $262 million, representing a 37% increase from 2019, largely pushed by the rise in world demand for mandarins in the context of the pandemic.
Peru's Ministry of Economy and Finance authorised the financing of 16.38 million soles ($4.4 million) towards the Metropolitano bus service and complementary bus lanes in Lima and Callao regions.