Peruvian economic activity gained notable steam in March 2018, increasing 3.93% year-on-year, much faster than the 2.9% annual growth rate observed last February, the latest FocusEconomics' LatinFocus Consensus Forecast report highlights.
At its May monetary policy meeting, Central Bank of Peru (BCR) decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged at 2.75%, the latest FocusEconomics' Consensus Forecast Latin Focus May report recalled.
Peruvian mining activity made up nearly 10% of national GDP and close to 62% of total exports value, thus becoming the Inca country's most important source of foreign currency in 2017, the Energy and Mines Ministry (MEM) reported.
Peru is the first Latin American country to host the World Potato Congress, whose 10th edition will take place in southern Cusco City on May 27-31, 2018.
A total of 47.1% of Peruvian mining projects - estimated at US $ 27,562 billion - are concentrated in the regions of Cajamarca and Apurimac
Economy and Finance Minister David Tuesta projected mining investment will total US$15 billion in the next three years, which will positively impact on the country's economic performance.
Peruvian economy will expand 3.7% this year and is expected to increase by 4% in 2019, according to the April 2018 World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday.
On the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru officially presented the website that contains the information of the event.