The exports of pisco and wine from Peru stood at $668,000 (489,000 euro) in the first half of 2007, soaring 123 pct year-on-year, the country's association of exporters Adex said on July 26, 2007.
The exports of pisco stood at $364,107 (266,550 euro), while the exports of wine totalled $303,911 (222,500 euro).
The United States was the leading buyer of pisco and wine from Peru for January to June 2007.
The sales of pisco were mainly directed to the United States, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada and Mexico.
Peruvian wine exports were mainly directed to the United States, Guatemala, France, Canada, Japan and Switzerland.
Pisco is a unique sort of brandy which is highly popular in Chile and Peru. It is made from a special variety of white muscat grapes, which grow in the region of Pisco, western Peru, and in the Elqui Valley, central Chile.
Publication: Business Digest
Provider: AII Data Processing Ltd.
Date: July 27, 2007