Guadalajara, Mexico — Peru’s textiles and apparel sector expects to grow strongly in 2013 as it boosts exports to new markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia, according to leading industry executives.

The fast-growing South American nation forecasts exports will jump 5 percent to $2.2 billion this year on the back of a projected increase in U.S. demand in the second half of the year, said Martin Reano, textiles committee director of Peru’s National Association of Industries.

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