The region of La Libertad reached a historic record of $3.18 billion for its exports in 2020, mainly boosted by gold and fruit sales. La Libertad occupies the third position in Peruvian exports with 8% of total exports, following Ica and Arequipa.
The National Society of Industries reported that face masks exports from Peru grew by 2,964% in 2020, reaching a value of $11 million. Main recipient markets were China, the US, Hong Kong, Chile and Bolivia with respectively 30.1%, 22.4%, 15.7%, 10% and 6.4% of total exports value.
Peru's Health Ministry announced that the discussions with the Russian Fund for Direct Investments regarding 20 million Sputnik V vaccine doses from Gamaleya lab, were coming to an end.
Peru is expected to lead the rise in private consumption in the Latin American region over the next three years, with positive growths of 7.3%, 4.1% and 3.9% during the respective years of 2021, 2022 and 2023. Countries such as Chile, Argentina, Colombia or Paraguay are predicted to closely follow Peru in such consumption increases.
During 2020, Chile's investment balance in Peru reached $4 billion, giving it the third position in countries of investment origin after the United Kingdom and Spain. Peru therefore continues to attract foreign investments. For example, Chilean company Biopüre began its Peruvian operations in January 2021.
According to the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy, Peru currently has almost $8.5 billion worth of investments in a portfolio of 62 energy projects across the country's 22 regions. Most of these projects are in the green energy sector, specifically 67% of investments target hydroelectric plants.