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.
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.