“There’s still ample room for boosting the trade between Brazil and Peru—countries that are building extremely dynamic relations.” The statement was made by Peruvian Ambassador to Brazil Vicente Rojas Escalante, who took part in an equestrian competition on Friday (Aug. 10), at the 1st Regiment Guards Cavalry, in Brasília.
From January to July this year, Brazil exported to Peru $1.18 billion and imported $1.09 billion—a positive balance worth $92.7 million for Brazil. Chief among the goods sold by Brazil to the neighboring nation are automobiles, trucks, tractors, semi-finished iron and other metals; compared to copper and zinc ores and naphtha, imported by Brazil from Peru. In this period, Peru ranked 25th among countries importing from Brazil, and 22nd among nations selling to Brazil.
The competition was held as a tribute to the Battle of Junín, which took place in August 1824, in Peru, and marked the independence of Peru from Spain.
Vicente Escalante said that the celebration does not merely reflect the excellent ties currently shared by Brazilians and Peruvians, but also between neighbors from Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia.
Ambassador Escalante went on to stress that Peruvians are extremely fond of Brazil. “Brazilians are lovely and affectionate, and work to see the two countries invest in each other’s economy.” The fields with the greatest potential for bilateral exchange, he said, are trade, tourism, cuisine, science, technology, and innovation.