Peru economy grew by slower-than-expected 2.47 pct in April-govt

miércoles 15 de junio de 2016 11:13 GYT

LIMA, June 15 (Reuters) - Peru's economy grew by a slower-than-expected 2.47 percent in April from the same month a year earlier as surging copper output offset slumping manufacturing activity, state statistics agency Inei said Wednesday.

In the first four months of the year, the economy expanded 3.9 percent year-on-year while the annualized growth rate slowed slightly to 3.7 percent in April, Inei said. (Reporting By Teresa Cespedes; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)