Peru economy grew around 2.7 pct in 2014, says President Humala

lunes 5 de enero de 2015 11:54 GYT

LIMA Jan 5 (Reuters) - Peru's economy grew around 2.6 percent or 2.7 percent in 2014, compared to about 5.8 percent in the previous year, and was affected by weaker growth in key metals buyer China, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala told a local radio station on Monday.

"This has hit us, because it made us lower the economic growth estimate that was over 5 percent to some 2.6 or 2.7 percent, which will more or less close (last) year," Humala said in an interview with local radio station RPP.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)