The Peruvian Government and the Nitrate Trade, 1873–1879

  title={The Peruvian Government and the Nitrate Trade, 1873–1879},
  author={Robert G. Greenhill and Rory Miller},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
The 1870s were a decade of crisis and change in the Peruvian economy. Guano, the bulk of Peru's exports, no longer dominated the republic's trade and finance as it had for thirty years. Quantity, quality and markets persistently declined from the peaks of the 1850s and 1860s. Two new growth sectors, however, increasingly diversified Peru's commercial pattern. On plantations in the north sugar production quadrupled between 1873 and 1876, overhauling cotton and wool among exports. At the same… 
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