LIMA Ė Peruís gold exports totaled $41 billion between 2011 and 2015, accounting for 36 percent of the Andean nationís mining exports during that period, the National Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society, or SNMPE, said.
The South American countryís gold exports reached $6.59 billion last year, accounting for 19 percent of total exports, which hit $34.15 billion.
Gold exports totaled $10.1 billion in 2011 amid a global boom in the metals industry, dropping to $9.59 billion the following year.
In 2013, Peruís gold exports came in at $8.53 billion, and they registered a decline to $6.72 billion amid the slump in commodity prices in 2014.
The top markets for Peruís gold exports are Switzerland, Canada, the United States, India and Britain.
The current state of the global gold mining industry will be analyzed at the 12th International Gold and Silver Symposium, a biennial event that will bring together experts in the field from May 17-18 in Lima.