Peru's total exports grew 24.62% in March 2018 compared to the same month in 2017, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported Tuesday.
Based on information available on April 27, the most demanded traditional products
came from the mining sector (+28.79%) —such as copper, gold, zinc, and lead, as well as oil and natural gas (+45.16%). Meanwhile, shipments from the fishing (-0.38%) and agricultural sectors (-9.26%) declined.
The non-traditional goods
that stood out derived from the farming (+20.90%), fishing (+7.73%), chemical (+8.08%), textile (+4.68%), iron-steel (+25.61%), as well as metal-mechanic (+10.71%) sectors.
Last March, imports
increased by 10.71%, if compared with the same month in 2017.
The largest imports of capital goods and construction materials (+16.70%), consumer goods (+10.57%), as well as the acquisition of raw materials and intermediate products (+7.37%) contributed to this result.