May 15, 2020 / 3:22 PM / 11 days ago

Peru's economy contracted 16.26% in March amid coronavirus impact

LIMA, May 15 (Reuters) - Peru’s economy slumped 16.26% in March versus the same month a year earlier, the government said on Friday, underscoring the significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second largest copper producing country.

The economy contracted 3.39% in the first quarter of the year, the government added. (Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Adam Jourdan)

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