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Peru’s apparel and textile exports to the United States increased by six percent during the first three months of the year, Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board (Promperu) reported Friday.
The United States continues to be the main destination market of Peruvian apparel and textile exports, accounting for 49 percent of the total.
However, the main problem facing exporters in this sector was the non-tariff restrictions on exports to Venezuela, since purchases dropped.
Among the 10 main export markets, the United States occupies a prominent position, recording one of the highest growth rates (556.2 percent) mainly on sales of fine alpaca, acrylic and modacrylic fibers.
Followed by the United Kingdom (84.8 percent) as the demand for shirts, blouses and cotton T-shirts rises; and Brazil, which demand the same products, as well as carded acrylic and modacrylic fibers.