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Peru: Total exports up 24.62% in March 2018

13:55 | Lima, May. 1.

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.

According to INEI, traditional exports expanded 28.14% last March, whereas non-traditional shipments increased 14.93% in the same period.

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.

Imports

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.

(END) CNA/MVB

Published: 5/1/2018
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