from 21.7% in 2017 to 20.5% in 2018, meaning 313,000 citizens abandoned said situation last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported Wednesday.
Likewise, the official informed 20.5% of the Inca country's population (6.593 million people) lived in poverty, in other words, they belonged to households whose per capita expenditure was below the poverty line.
INEI also indicated rural poverty stood at 42.1% last year, thus sliding 2.3 percentage points.
On the other hand, extreme poverty decreased
from 3.8% (2017) to 2.8% (2018). In this sense, 309,000 Peruvians left this situation behind.