Lima, Sep 14 (EFE) .- Peru reached between January and August of this year a record number of exporting companies, which totaled 6,833 and were mostly micro and small companies, reported this Thursday the Research Center for Global Economics and Business of the Association of Exporters (CIEN-ADEX).
This figure implied an increase of 18.1% compared to the same period in 2020 and 3.6% compared to 2019, which is why it became “the highest figure historically recorded in that period,” the investigation indicated.
According to the report, micro-enterprises represented 65% of the total number of Peruvian exporters, small companies 27.5%, medium-sized companies 1.4% and large companies 6.1%.
However, micro and small companies concentrated only 5.8% of the exported value, despite the fact that they represented 93.9% of the total number of exporters, “which reflects a high atomization of companies that ship abroad”, added the CIEN-ADEX.
In this sense, between January and August of this year, and according to the FOB value (by sea or river transport), 94.2% of shipments, equivalent to 32,515 million dollars, were made by large companies and on 4, 1% for small businesses, which reached 1,397 million dollars.
Exports of medium-sized companies reached 1.2%, adding 400 million dollars, while micro-companies exported 0.5% of the total, equivalent to 186 million dollars.
At the regional level, Lima concentrated the largest number of exporting companies, with 4,516; followed by northern Piura, with 532, and Callao region, with 510 companies, while southern Andean Huancavelica had the lowest number of exporting companies, reaching only 20.
In this regard, the Head of Policy Development at CIEN-ADEX, Carlos Adriano Pérez, pointed out that the growth in Peruvian exporting companies was due to a better global environment and a low comparison base, since in March of last year the health crisis and many companies stopped selling abroad.
The situation generated by the pandemic, he added, has had a negative impact on various economic variables such as production, employment, sales and income, and has also had an impact on the exit of companies, which stopped exporting.
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