Trade Balance in Peru

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Peru - Trade Balance

Merchandise exports fall at sharper pace in February

Peru’s trade balance recorded a USD 392 million surplus in February, larger than January’s USD 287 million surplus and the USD 317 million surplus recorded in the same month last year.

Merchandise exports fell 4.5% year-on-year in February (January: -1.6% year-on-year), weighed down by diving foreign sales of fishing, agricultural and oil and natural gas products, only partially offset by rising exports of textiles and mining products. Meanwhile, merchandise imports slumped 7.3% annually in February, contrasting January’s 3.6% growth, on the back of lower purchases of capital and intermediate goods.

In the 12 months leading up to February, the trade surplus was USD 6.5 billion, up from January’s USD 6.4 billion.

Panelists participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast are still taking the latest economic developments into account.

Peru - Trade Balance Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Trade Balance (USD billion)-2.9  2.0  6.7  7.2  6.6  

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Peru Trade
Note: Trade balance in (USD bn).
Source: Peru Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.

Peru Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield0.0-0.60 %Nov 08
Exchange Rate3.31-0.06 %Jan 01

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