Peru's national statistics agency INEI said the nation saw a 1.7% fall in mining exports in 2012 due to an 11.4% decrease in gold exports.

 

LIMA(BullionStreet): Decrease in gold exports trim overall mineral exports of Peru by 1.7 percent last year.

 

Peru's national statistics agency INEI said the nation saw a 1.7% fall in mining exports in 2012 due to an 11.4% decrease in gold exports.

 

In December last year, country's gold exports took a 35.2% dive in December from $191mn in 2011 to $124mn last year.

 

The lower gold exports contributed to the 18.7% drop in overall mineral exports in the last month of 2012.