Trade surplus in Peru reaches US$997 million in Jan 202

The Peruvian Central Bank has reported that the country’s trade balance registered a surplus of US$997 million in January 2021 —an amount US$704 million higher than that registered in the same month of 2020, 

“In the first month of 2021, the exports balance amounted to US$4.26 billion, which represented an increase of 9.4% compared to January 2020 due to the increase in export prices,” the BCR said in a report  

In accumulated terms in the last twelve months, as of January 2021, the trade balance recorded a surplus of US$8.45 billion, which represented the highest value since July 2018.  

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