Peru's trade surplus narrowed to USD 430 million in March 2019 from USD 667 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports fell 11.8 percent year-on-year to USD 3.69 billion, mostly due to lower sales of mining products (-19.4 percent); crude oil and natural gas (-24.7 percent); sidero-metallurgical and jewelry (-14.3 percent) and textiles (-3.5 percent). Imports dropped 7.3 percent to USD 3.27 billion, mainly due to lower purchases of consumption goods (-8.3 percent), of which non-durable (-3.8 percent) and durable (-14 percent); raw materials and intermediate goods (-7 percent), namely agriculture (-23 percent) and industry products (-1.2 percent); and capital goods (-6.9 percent). Considering the first quarter of the year, the trade surplus decreased to USD 1.21 billion from USD 1.91 billion in the same period of 2018. Balance of Trade in Peru averaged 95.04 USD Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1290.20 USD Million in December of 2011 and a record low of -676.30 USD Million in January of 2014.

Balance of Trade in Peru is expected to be 1280.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Peru to stand at 1150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Peru Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 1130.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-07 11:00 PM Balance of Trade $1076M $586M $ 900M
2019-03-07 11:00 PM Balance of Trade $374M $1076M $ 750M
2019-04-05 09:00 AM Balance of Trade $326M $449M $800M
2019-05-09 10:00 PM Balance of Trade $430M $335M $500M
2019-06-06 03:00 AM Balance of Trade $430M $400M
2019-07-04 02:00 AM Balance of Trade $600M
2019-08-08 10:00 PM Balance of Trade


Peru Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 430.00 335.00 1290.20 -676.30 USD Million [+]
Current Account -242.13 -1183.63 1347.00 -3114.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -1.20 3.31 -9.50 percent [+]
Imports 3267.40 3204.20 4012.50 16.30 USD Million [+]
Exports 3697.70 3539.50 4562.80 16.60 USD Million [+]
External Debt 78263.00 75267.00 79146.00 9121.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 94.08 94.21 115.82 51.38 Index Points [+]
Remittances 830.87 823.13 830.87 21.75 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4032339.00 3744461.00 4032339.00 216534.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 34.70 34.70 34.70 34.21 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.95 2.54 3.93 2.54 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 613.14 2170.82 4182.00 -2357.10 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 38.00 48.00 140.00 34.66 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Peru Balance of Trade

In 2017, Peru recorded a trade surplus for the second consecutive year, mostly due to a rise in shipments of minerals like copper, gold, zinc, lead, iron and silver. Peru’s main imports are: raw materials for industry, capital goods for industry and fuels. Main trading partners are: China (34 percent of total exports and 22 percent of total imports) and United States (11 percent of exports and 20 percent of imports). Others include: Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, South Korea and India. This page provides - Peru Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Peru Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
430.00 335.00 1290.20 -676.30 1957 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1183.00 Mar/19
Australia 4949.00 Mar/19
Brazil 6060.00 Apr/19
Canada -3211.20 Mar/19
China 138.39 Apr/19
Euro Area 22532.90 Mar/19
France -5324.00 Mar/19
Germany 22683.00 Mar/19
India -15330.00 Apr/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 4625.00 Mar/19
Japan 528.50 Mar/19
Mexico 1429.00 Mar/19
Netherlands 5330.00 Mar/19
Russia 15537.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 2782.79 Apr/19
South Africa 5004.63 Mar/19
South Korea 4120.00 Apr/19
Spain -2627773.00 Feb/19
Switzerland 2494.00 Mar/19
Turkey -2136.73 Mar/19
United Kingdom -5408.00 Mar/19
United States -50000.00 Mar/19


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