LIMA Nov 23 Peru posted a third-quarter public
sector surplus equal to 1 percent of gross domestic
product, the central bank said on Friday - showing the
government has a fiscal cushion to withstand economic shocks
It also said the Andean nation ran a current account
deficit of 5.6 percent of GDP in the third quarter
of this year, broadening from the 0.1 percent surplus it saw in
the same period in 2011 and the 4.3 percent deficit in the
second quarter of 2012.
Peru's trade surplus has shrunk this year as its traditional
mineral exports have fallen on lower prices and softer demand.