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Peru Imports Rose 26% Last Year, Exporter Association Says

January 29, 2012

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Peru’s imports rose 26 percent to $38 billion last year from 2010, according to exporter association Comexperu.

Fuel imports gained 40 percent to $5.92 billion while purchases of yellow corn used to feed chickens also climbed 40 percent to $607 million and wheat rose 43 percent to $503 million, the Lima-based group said today in an e-mailed statement. The U.S. was the main source of the Andean country’s imports followed by China and Brazil.

--Editors: Pierre Paulden, Sylvia Wier

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