As a result of an increase in shipments of minerals such as copper, gold, zinc, lead, iron, and silver, Peru posted a trade surplus for the second straight year in 2017. Among the most important imports into Peru are raw materials for industry, capital items for industry, and fuels. China (with 34% of total exports and 22% of total imports), as well as the United States (11% of exports and 20 percent of imports), are the country's two most important commercial partners. Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, South Korea, and India are also among the commercial partners.

A higher than expected figure should be seen as positive (bullish) for the PEN while a lower than expected figure should be seen as negative (bearish) for the PEN.

Category:  Balance of Trade
Units:  Million
Impact: Low
Currency: PEN
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Previous: $701M
Consensus: $720M
Actual: $1694M
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