TABLE-Peru posts $317 mln trade deficit in Jan - central bank

sábado 7 de marzo de 2015 11:23 GYT

LIMA, March 7 (Reuters) - Peru's trade balance swung back into the red in January, with central bank data showing on Saturday a $317 million deficit in the first month of the year.

Peru posted a $2.5 billion trade deficit in all of 2014, its biggest shortfall on record, despite a surplus in December that broke a nine-month run of monthly deficits.

The following is a breakdown of Peru's balance of trade (all figures in dollars):

Jan 2015 Jan 2014 Balance -317 mln -450 mln Exports 2.845 bln 3.167 bln Imports 3.163 bln 3.617 bln (Reporting by Marco Aquino; Editing by Richard Lough)