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Peru: Commercial activity up 2.98% in Apr 2019

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18:00 | Lima, Jun. 26.

Peru's trade sector expanded 2.98% in April 2019, compared to the same month last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) informed Wednesday.

This result was underpinned by the wholesale and retail sectors

According to INEI's Monthly Service Survey, a statistic study with a sample of 2,783 companies, this sector saw an accumulated growth of 2.56% in the first four months of 2019. 

Wholesale trade rose 3.95% driven by greater sales of household items; other types of machinery and equipment; as well as of liquid and gaseous fuels.

Likewise, retail sector sales increased 3.37% due to a greater commercialization of fuels and lubricants; pharmaceutical and medicinal products, cosmetics, and toiletries; as well as of construction materials, hardware items, and glass products.

On the other hand, the automotive segment decreased 4.14%, as sales of motor vehicles fell.   

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Published: 6/26/2019
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