totaled US$1.2 billion in January 2019, thus increasing 6.35% compared to the same month last year, National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported Friday.
However, total exports decreased
7.81% in relation to January 2018.
On the other hand, total imports reached US$3.584 billion in the first month of 2019, a 3.37% rise compared to the same month last year.
This outcome was underpinned by the greater purchases of consumer goods (+5.36%), raw materials and intermediate products (+2.42%), as well as capital goods and construction materials (+3.69%).