TABLE-Peru posts $13 mln trade surplus in April
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 Saturday. 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)
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