TABLE-Peru posts $13 mln trade surplus in April

sábado 4 de junio de 2016 10:43 GYT

LIMA, June 4 (Reuters) - Global minerals supplier Peru
posted a $13 million trade surplus in April as
exports rose on surging copper production and imports slipped
from the same month a year ago, central bank data showed on
    The monthly trade surplus was Peru's first since December as
soaring production volumes from new copper mines offset slumping
prices for the Andean country's key mineral exports.
    Peru is on track to become the world's second-biggest copper
producer this year behind neighboring Chile.
    The central bank has estimated a $1.7 billion trade deficit
this year, after registering a $3.2 billion gap in 2015 - its
biggest ever.
             April 2016   April 2015
 Balance     $13 mln      -$616 mln
 Exports     $2.7 bln     $2.4 bln
 Imports     $2.7 bln     $3.0 bln
 (Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Hugh Lawson)