The Peruvian government’s foreign ministry is announcing that its exports to the U.S. grew by 19 percent in 2010 for a total of $5.7 billion, the growth driven in great part by exports of textile products.
The U.S. imported $688 million worth of textile products from Peru which represents a 14 percent increase. After textile exports, agricultural exports were the most in demand from the U.S.
The U.S. showed a large taste for Peruvian asparagus, purchasing $182 million worth in 2010 and $121 million dollars worth of cotton t-shirts. The government report noted that commercial trading activity between the countries has recovered after the global financial crisis.