Peru's total exports expanded 18.64% in November 2017 over the same period in 2016, National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) reported.
Such expansion was mainly underpinned by higher shipments of traditional (25.16%) and non-traditional (3.66%) products.
Based on information available on December 28, the most demanded traditional products
were those derived from mining activities such as: copper
, gold, zinc, and tin, as well as petroleum derivatives and natural gas.
As for non-traditional
sectors, farming, textile, chemical, metal-mechanic, iron and
steel products stood out.
According to information released on December 25, imports of raw material and intermediate products increased by 20.88%, followed by those of capital goods and construction material (13.65%), as well as consumer goods (8.17%).
Last November, total imports registered a 15.36% rise over the same period in 2016.