Peruvian alpaca is a symbol of quality in the international textile industry. The proof of this is according to figures from Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), during the first half of this year there was a growth of 48.8% in the export of alpaca products to USD 103 million.
In this period, garments grew by 22.1% and reached US $ 12 million, being US, Chili, Canada, Australia and Germany The main markets of destination.
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Fiber deliveries (62.9%), textiles (42.3%) and house textiles (22.6%) also achieved a positive performance.
It is an activity of which, according to Minister Roger Valencia, more than 120 thousand Peruvian families are members.
"And I would dare to say that they are more Peru It is about contributing to the world economy with a high quality product, unique and with its own name, "he said.
He also estimated that exports of alpaca-based textile products could grow by more than 25% by the end of this year.
A large part of this will depend on the promotion of the export offer.
To do this, we want to promote value-added products. As can be seen in the infographic, clothing exports were under pressure in 2017 and most of the total exports are due to Alpaca fibers.
One of the works is linked to digital trade. Luis Torres, director of Promperú's export, explained that they want to implement this channel as a sales option for all companies in the sector. "We think the e-commerce program should generate more than US $ 1 billion in exports by 2021," he added.
In the background we try to position the Peru brands internationally, which becomes an emblem for the quality of the Peruvian product.
The value chain
From 22 to 27 October, the Alpaca Fiesta 2018 will take place, an event organized by the International Alpaca, Mincetur and Promperú Association. This fair takes place in the region Arequipa, which is positioned as the most important alpaca cluster in our country.
This was stated by Raúl Rivera, president of Alpaca Fiesta 2018, who explained that during the event Peru will be promoted as one of the producers that ensures the quality of alpaca dust since the beginning of the chain.
"It is the only fiber in the world that can be bred and transformed into a finished product, Peru has developed a lot in this value chain and we have the advantage that 85% of the world's population of alpaca's is in our country", he said. .
During the Alpaca Fiesta, the business "Alpaca Moda" conference will be held with more than 40 buyers from Europe, US and Asia, which will hold meetings with the more than 100 SME companies in the sector of Arequipa, Puno, Junín and Cusco.
In 2017 it reached US $ 169 million
– At the end of 2017, alpaca exports reached US $ 169 million, a growth of 28.9%.
– This growth was due to the increase in fiber transport (US $ 80 million). He also emphasized the growth of the line of textile of the household, with a value of US $ 10 million.
– Of the most important markets, destinations with the highest growth in the past year are China (US $ 57 million), the US (US $ 32 million) and Italy (US $ 23 million).