Peru's trade balance recorded a surplus
of US$4.128 billion in January-October and is likely to remain in positive figures until the end of 2019, for the fourth consecutive year.
In October alone, exports toted US$4.112 billion, up 3.1% from the same month a year earlier and favored by an increase in the volume of traditional (6.7%) and non-traditional (0.9%) exports.
On the other hand, imports totaled US$3.709 billion in October, a 7.6% decline over the same month in 2018.
Also in October, purchases of inputs decreased by 14.7%, while those of consumer and capital goods rose 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively.
Exports reached US$48.942 billion, thus marking an 8.1% increase from 2017.