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Peru: Non-traditional exports expanded 6.35% in January

13:25 | Lima, Mar. 1.

Peru's non-traditional exports 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.

Among non-traditional shipments, those containing farming products (+13.01%) and textiles (+20.57%) stood out.

However, total exports decreased 7.81% in relation to January 2018. 

Imports 

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%). 

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Published: 3/1/2019
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