Peru: Merchandise exports grow at a more moderate pace in April
June 13, 2022
Merchandise exports grew 12.0% over the same month last year in April (March: +26.3% year-on-year). Meanwhile, merchandise imports climbed 26.1% in annual terms in April (March: +15.2% yoy).
As a result, the merchandise trade balance deteriorated from the previous month, recording a USD 0.2 billion surplus in April (March 2022: USD 1.2 billion surplus; April 2021: USD 0.7 billion surplus). Lastly, the trend pointed down, with the 12-month trailing merchandise trade balance recording a USD 15.7 billion surplus in April, compared to the USD 16.2 billion surplus in March.