(+15.53%), the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported Thursday.
This outcome was driven by a greater production of crude oil (+20.6%), natural gas liquids (+14.4%), and natural gas (+12.3%).
On the contrary, the metallic mining sub-sector slid 1.29% due to lower production of zinc (-11.4%), gold (-8.7%), silver (-6.9%)
, and lead (-5.4%).
Nevertheless, the extraction of iron (+26.5%), tin (+21.4%), molybdenum (+16.3%), and copper (+0.3%) expanded.