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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 15 March 2019

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In brief: Peru

* Peru’s national statistics institute (Inei) has published new figures which show that the country’s GDP increased by 1.58% year-on-year in January, the lowest GDP growth rate since December 2017. In fact, the Inei report notes that economic activity in January fell by 1.34% compared with December 2018. This fall in activity came on the back of a 31.33% fall in activity in the fisheries sector, a 5.64% fall in activity in the manufacturing sector, and a 1.26% fall in the mining & hydrocarbons sector.